About Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to organizations that help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity receives no funding from Habitat International, we must raise all our funding locally.
All are welcome
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
The idea of building houses for the needy at no profit or interest on loans was first developed by Millard Fuller and the late Clarence Jordan in 1968 at the Koinonia Community in Americus, Georgia. From 1973 to 1976 Fuller and his family put principals of what would become Habitat into practice in Zaire, Central Africa, while building hundreds of houses. In 1976, the Fullers returned to the United States and formed Habitat for Humanity.
Since then, Habitat has expanded to more than 1,300 towns and cities in the U.S., Canada and 57 other countries, building more than 600,000 houses.
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity International, please visit: www.habitat.org.