MISSION VISION: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
MISSION STATEMENT: Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
WHY WE DO IT
Everyone, every single person, deserves decent shelter. It speaks to the most basic of human needs. We each have need for food, clothing, education, medical care, and companionship; but first we must have a place to live and grow. Furthermore, having a safe, affordable place to live has a profound effect on nutrition, health, childhood education, and relationships, making housing a primary concern for the community.
HOW WE DO IT
WITH YOUR HELP...Creating partnerships in the community with individuals, businesses and other organizations, we build houses with and sell houses to low-income, hard working partner families. By working with families and volunteers of all backgrounds in equal partnership, Habitat builds homes, builds communities, and builds hope. Since 1994 the Washington County affiliate has literally built blessing right into the homes so that our partner families may live and grow in God's love and grace.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We offer MANY opportunities to to build lives as well as houses. Habitat strives for lasting change, not a quick fix. Through the houses we build hope is restored, lives are changed, and communities become healthier as the cycle of need is broken. By their own initiative, through their own pride and hope, families change and become more productive, stable, and giving members of the community. And, YES, you can be a part of this whether in the actual construction or in the opportunities beyond the hammer.
We Can't Do It Without You!
WHAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW
This year (2014) by the grace of God, we’ve been able to purchase three foreclosed houses in the City of Hagerstown. All three have been sitting empty for a number of years, devaluing not just the structures, but the entire neighborhood.
Through a fortuitous series of events, the State of Maryland has allowed us to employ some grant funding that was not utilized by another non-profit. These funds enabled us to purchase these distressed properties and with the help of our wonderful corps of volunteers, we’re currently rehabilitating these houses into affordable homes for our partner families.
So, for the first time in our 20 year existence, we have no new builds taking place. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to do! The three houses are all in various states of disrepair and need updating and a lot of TLC to bring them up to Habitat standards.
Sound interesting? Wouldn’t you just love to jump in, get a little dirty, do a little work and really help build a stronger community? Give us a call at 301-791-9009 and find out how you can help whether on the construction site. Or, call to find out about opportunities beyond the hammer, the ones that don’t involve getting dirty, because we know, that’s not for everyone.
Click on the VOLUNTEER NOW button to the left for a calendar of volunteer opportunities
Check out our PROGRAMS page to get more info AND to find out how you can get involved
Check out our EVENTS page to find some fun stuff to do while supporting Habitat!
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