What is the mission of the Freeland Habitat Store? The Store mission is the Habitat mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action. Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. The purpose of the Store is to raise additional funding to support Habitat's mission. Secondary benefits of the Store include providing access to low-cost building materials and household goods to the community; being a public face of Habitat for Humanity in local communities; and keeping usable items out of the landfill.
On Nov. 6, 2013, Habitat celebrated its 800,000th house built, rehabilitated and repaired. The milestone was marked as Habitat announced that — for the first time in the organization’s history — more than 100,000 families had been served in a single fiscal year. That means, thanks to you, we’ve helped an estimated 4 million people around the world since 1976. Staff and volunteers, including past and current members of Habitat’s international board of directors, raised the walls of Lawanda Phillips’ house in the Atlanta neighborhood Verbena Place, where ultimately 52 houses will sit. Spurred by the conviction that affordable housing helps break the cycle of poverty, Habitat is on track to reach a new milestone of 1 million families served through new home construction, home renovation or critical home repair by the end of 2015, and to put millions more families on the path to improved shelter.
Ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by building adequate and basic housing. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with volunteers and low-income families to build simple, decent homes. Habitat for Humanity is not a first-response organization. It builds sustainable houses that low-income families own and can pass on to their children. Habitat for Humanity builds in nearly 1,700 communities across the United States completing more than 5,000 houses per year and more than 20,000 houses per year overseas in nearly 100 countries around the world.
Habitat for Humanity has built more than 250,000 houses since 1976.
Habitat currently completes one house every 21 minutes somewhere in the world.
Low-income families who have a need for simple, decent housing partner with
Habitat by helping to build their own home and then pay a no-profit mortgage.
These low monthly mortgage payments go into a fund to help build additional homes with other low-income families in those communities.