A world where everyone has a decent place to live....
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
About Our Affiliate
Our affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of Independence County, Arkansas, was established July 1, 2007. The process of becoming an affiliate was initiated by a small group of students at Lyon College in Batesville who wanted to make a positive impact on the community. They contacted Habitat for Humanity International to find out what was needed to establish an affiliate. They were told that a needs assessment had to be conducted to find out if there were enough people in the county who met the income guidelines as well as enough people in the county who would support an affiliate with donations and volunteers. Over the next two years, the students did the needs assessment by doing census research, visiting churches, and community groups, gathering interest forms, and raising money. Habitat for Humanity International was impressed by the groundwork they did, and they were given permission to select community members who would be willing to serve as a steering committee to receive training and develop an operations manual that met Habitat for Humanity International’s requirements for an affiliate. After a year’s work, the steering committee was recognized as an affiliate.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
All Are Welcome
Habitat for Humanity of Independence County, AR has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
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