Habitat for Humanity
On #PresidentsDay, Habitat for Humanity expresses thanks and gratitude for over 39 years of partnership and support from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. While we can quantify the number of houses built during past Carter Work Projects (4,390), the number of people inspired by President Carter’s heartfelt words and actions in support of our mission are countless. We continue to wish him comfort and wellbeing as he is surrounded by the love of his family in Plains, Georgia. #HabitatCWP
Seeing the opportunity to create something special, Habitat for Humanity of the River Valley commissioned a local artist to paint a mural on the outside of their downtown office building. The 5-scenes that span 205 feet display Habitat’s impact on the Huntsville community. Full story from 256Today.com.
We are thrilled to announce MacKenzie Scott’s generous donation of $436 million to Habitat for Humanity International and 84 Habitat affiliates in the U.S. “This incredibly generous gift will allow us to dramatically increase capacity and implement programs that will have multi-generational impact on communities around the U.S. and our global mission for many years to come,” says Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford.
As we work toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live, a world of equity and inclusion, we celebrate the many Habitat #Pride builds happening this month across the United States. Our strength lies in celebrating, representing and valuing our differences — and in coming together with the communities we serve to build a better world.
When volunteers help build a Habitat home, they are leaving their mark on a homeowner’s life in many ways. Often volunteers are able to sign the wooden beams within the home they are working on and their legacy is left within the foundation of the home. A home that was built with many hands and with many blessings.
In 1942, Clarence Jordan founded Koinonia Farm on the outskirts of the rural South Georgia town of Americus. Today, with Koinonia’s roots of racial and economic equality informing the foundation of Habitat for Humanity’s mission, Jordan’s vision of equality continues to inspire and compel our work. Read more about Clarence Jordan’s life and legacy.
#HabitatforHumanity is needed now more than ever. And — now more than ever — we need you! Post a “+me” selfie to join our Homes, Communities, Hope + You campaign and help us continue to work toward a world where everyone has a safe, decent and affordable place to live.