Habitat for Humanity


Directions to the home and project details will be provided as volunteer crews are organized.





Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry which was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda.  Habitat's operational headquarters are located in Americus, Georgia and the administrative headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia

 How does it work?

  • Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside the homeowner (partner) families.
  • Habitat is not a giveaway program.  In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
  • Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with non-interest loans.
  • The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build more Habitat houses.

 How are partner families selected?

  • Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates.
  • The affiliate's family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay the loan.
  • Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.

Habitat has built over 350,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent affordable shelter. 

 Typically, Our Lady of the Valley participates in the construction of one Habitat home in the spring of each year in cooperation with other local churches.  


Below is link to your build’s personal landing page. It has all the needed info for all your volunteers. Including:
·         Info and picture of the family
·         Ability to sign up and volunteer
·         Address and map location for the work site
·         Contact info for the site supervisor
When you click the volunteer button, it will make all new users fill out our volunteer application/release waiver. Once that is completed, you can select the shift(s) you want to sign up for. When you return to the page after creating a profile, you can login with your info instead of signing up.  Below the time of each shift it will indicate what group that day is designated for. For instance, if you look at Saturday, February 24th it will list St. Francis Xavier, because that is the day they chose. If it doesn’t have a name listed, that means it is open to anyone to sign up. Each date will also display the remaining amount of shifts available.
Once we get closer to the start date, and all of your volunteers have had time to sign up, we will open the project to the public to fill the remaining spots.
Here is the link:
You can also call or e-mail me.     
Thank You, Jim Trageser, jatrageser@bellsouth.net   205 991 3790

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