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Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to helping people in need realize their dreams of homeownership.

Employees from Dow volunteer their time to help finish two houses situated on neighboring lots currently being built by Habitat homebuyers.

Dive into the research around the value and benefits of volunteering in our evidence brief. Habitat for Humanity, like many other nonprofit organizations, relies on volunteers to achieve its mission. Volunteers play key roles across the scope of nonprofit work, from working in offices to supporting programming in communities.

At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30% of their income on a home. But consider that even before the coronavirus pandemic, more than 17 million U.S. households were paying half or more of their income on a place to live. That is unacceptable.

We hope to build more homes this year, secure abandoned urban lots to build affordable housing, and increase our organization's presence in Charleston and rural Putnam County. Habitat is hosting community events, actively searching for eligible homebuyers, and offering public home maintenance workshops. Our signature fundraiser, "A Taste of ... in Charleston" is being planned for October this year. Tickets go on sale soon.

Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.

Have you been considering an expensive employee retreat? Our Habitat Team Build Days allow your employees to get outside the office and play an important role in helping to strengthen our community and build a brighter future for a local Habitat Homebuyer. Habitat volunteers do not need any previous construction experience, and Habitat for Humanity will provide the tools and training you need for success.

When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective.

All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

At Habitat for Humanity, part of our success comes from creating and implementing carefully thought-out plans. That is critical for any organization. But may we never get so immersed in our work and in our plans that we don’t hear Jesus call our names. This Lenten season reminds us to be alert so that when Jesus shakes things up, we are ready to follow Him faithfully.

The resurrection story of Easter is a wonderful mystery that makes all things new and brings hope to all humankind. I’ve seen foretastes of this hope in the work that Habitat for Humanity does around the world. People of all walks of life are lifted up by a good place to live, and communities are inspired to create better environments for children to grow into all that God intended.  

As we journey through the season of Lent, may we look for the extraordinary in the routine. May we not allow our perspective to blind us to the needs of others. May we anticipate the Lord’s favor with hearts full of gratitude. 

Let’s take the time to acknowledge this new life, to become more aware of this special gift. Praise the Lord in celebration of what this new life has to offer: spiritual liberation! Blessings of abundance radiate from this new life. This divine newness in Jesus needs not to be opposed but embraced.

A heart of stone — or a stubborn heart, as the Good News Translation calls it — is one that has no mercy, that does not discern between what is good and what is bad, that does not mind mistreating or even killing a neighbor. In short, a man with a heart of stone is one far from God.

As we enter the season of Lent, we are blessed with this wonderful opportunity to reflect and celebrate God’s unfathomable love for us. We are given time for prayer and solitude. We are encouraged to leave our comfort zone and exercise self-discipline through fasting. We are invited to do good and love more.

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