The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.
Homeownership stabilizes communities and helps make neighborhoods safer. Good housing is a catalyst for community engagement and investment. Habitat for Humanity has shown that building homes does more than put a roof over someone’s head. In good housing, families can provide stability for their children. A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows as their health, education and financial security improve.
In short, a safe and affordable home can make all the difference.