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.
Habitat for Humanity assists people in need with homeownership in partnership with our community.
Hfh is a non-profit, tax-exempt, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to working with people in need to improve the conditions in which they are forced to live. Its major purpose is to build houses for people who live in substandard housing and canot afford to improve their living standards by conventional means.Houses are built using as much volunteer labor and donated materials as possible. Then are sold to a family in need (those unable to secure a bank loan) at no profit and no interest. The cost of a house is repaid over a fixed time period and these payments are then recycled to buil more houses. The homeowners are required to participate in the contrusctionof their new hoe, and to help other prospective homeowners to build their houses. We operate as an oautonomous, non-profit corporation, and are supported primarily through funds raised locally. HfH is not a government program. We work closely with local government agencies and accept government assistance for land acquisition and off-site development only. The building is done by volunteers, and mostly donated construction materials are used. We are building communities as we build homes.