Habitat for Humanity
Through the work of Habitat for Humanity, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all. Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. The Fullers called together a group of supporters to discuss the future of their dream and Habitat for Humanity International as an organization was born. The eight years that followed, vividly described in Millard Fuller’s book, “Love in the Mortar Joints,” proved that the vision of a housing ministry was workable. Faith, hard work and direction set HFHI on its successful course.
In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing having helped build or repair more than 800,000 houses and served more than 4 million people around the world.
Partnering with Dodd-Sterling United Methodist Church, Saint Luke’s has worked with Habitat for Humanity for nearly two decades and has helped to build 20 homes. Our 21st home will be built in 2017. Information regarding our next build can be found in our Habitat 2017 ONE MORE HOUSE BUILT ON A DREAM document. To participate on our next house, please click here to register. For further information on Habitat For Humanity, please check the Habitat for Humanity website.