Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Habitat has built about 200,000 houses around the world, providing some 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette is to give witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ by building affordable housing, nurturing families, and strengthening community. They have built more than 130 homes in Tippecanoe, Carroll, and White counties since 1985, and another 260 homes overseas.
Faith Baptist Church volunteers work during the fall and spring Apostle Builds to build a new house. Habitat Helpers can help raise the funds ($3600 per house), swing a hammer, paint, landscape, or volunteer to help with Habitat by providing meals to Saturday volunteers. Others may find it more rewarding to help with the nurturing of families through the Advocate Program or as a Pipeline Advocate. Still others will enjoy helping by providing skilled construction labor to specific projects. FBC volunteers work on the annual Building on Faith house and have supported the organization individually through website design, office work, the senior repair program, and serving on the Board of Directors.
For more information contact Lafayette Habitat for Humanity at 765-423-4590.