4 things you might not know about Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

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Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity sees the benefit of working side by side every day. Habitat partner families help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Homeowners invest their time, money and sweat in building their house. They work beside volunteers in Charlotte County who devote their hard work to contributing to a home for someone else. The money from the mortgage goes toward helping another family realize their dream of owning a home in Charlotte County.

We wear lots of (hard) hats. In addition to building new houses, we also support 3 retail stores located throughout Charlotte County Englewood, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda. Income raised through our retail stores goes directly into the program to purchase new building materials for the construction of new homes. We also partner with other local organizations to participate in community events throughout Charlotte County. On the global scene, our affiliate tithes a portion of our funds to several Habitat affiliates around the world.

We like a challenge. This year we plan to build 25 new Habitat homes for qualifying families in Charlotte County. Since the fiscal year began in June, 19 of those families have already been approved for the program and have begun their sweat equity hours. Whenever possible, Habitat builds and improves homes using the latest technologies including the use of Energy Star-rated appliances. These innovations allow homeowners to save money on energy costs and make the most of their homes.

We are big into recycling.  Habitat’s Resale Stores sell new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, appliances and much more to the public at a fraction of the retail price; keeping many usable unwanted items out of landfills, with proceeds going to build homes, communities and hope locally and around the world.

We need your financial support. At Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity, we believe that every child needs a place to call home. A place where they can grow up healthy, be safe and learn. Your tax-deductible donation  could help a family build a more secure future. Give today!

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Habitat for Humanity is about to celebrate a birthday. The organizational meeting that led to the formation of Habitat for Humanity was held in 1976 in a converted chicken barn in rural South Georgia. With our exponential growth in the intervening years and the tremendous support of readers like you, Habitat homeowners around the world have achieved the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves. The work of Habitat International has helped more than 5 million people.
We know a lot of people. Five U.S. presidents and many other famous people — including actors Susan Sarandon and Vanessa Williams, musicians Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, legendary boxer Evander Holyfield, and former NFL quarterback John Elway — have built alongside our homeowners over the years. The more than 2 million volunteers who work with Habitat every year are your next-door neighbor, your work colleague or a person like you just looking to make a difference. We always have room!