Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope in Lucas County, Ohio and around the world.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity believes that every person deserves a decent place to live. We rely on donors and volunteers to build, rehab, and repair homes locally and across the globe. At Habitat, volunteers are central to our work. You'll be joining a team of 1,000 other like-minded people who want a hands-on way to improve their community! You'll see us active in the community in three main ways:
The home ownership program provides low-income families the opportunity to purchase a safe, affordable home. Participating families complete 250-500 "sweat equity" or volunteer hours and commit to paying a no-interest mortgage.
We work with families who need health and safety-related home repairs. We provide repair services at a reduced price, and the homeowner has access to a no-interest loan to cover the remaining cost of the repair work.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Building and repairing homes takes a lot of money, and the Habitat for Humanity ReStore helps us raise those necessary funds. Through the sale of new and gently used furniture, construction supplies, and appliances, we are able to raise thousands of dollars to help build and repair homes in our community. We receive quality donations from businesses and individuals. We then re-sell items to the public at a fraction of retail.