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Copy of Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Orientation
Transcript of Copy of Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Orientation
Volunteer Coordinator: Madison Hoffpauir
AmeriCorps Member: Kelsey Milholland
Construction Manager: Matt McGee
Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity
You must be a Christian to qualify for a HFH house.
HFH homeowners are chosen without notice of their race, religion , or ethnic group.
HFH homes reduce the value of a neighborhood's properties.
Studies show that the homes do not reduce the values, but increases the value and local government tax income.
HFH gives houses away to poor and homeless people.
HFH offers homes to anyone who cannot obtain house financing.
Habitat homeowners pay a minimum of $800 during the construction process.
Additionally, they contribute 200-300 hours of sweat equity on the construction of their home or someone else's home.
“I thought Habitat helped people who were homeless or unemployed."- Linda DeStefano
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired over 600,000 homes in more than 3,000 U.S. cities and eighty-two countries.
The Joplin affiliate was est. in 1989 to serve Jasper County.
Since then, we have built 108 homes.
75 of those were built after the tornado.
How it helps the community
Revitalizes the community.
Provides people in need a hand-up.
Provides a way for the community to give back.
What we do:
Background of Habitat for Humanity International
We provide families with decent, affordable housing, at no interest.
We build brighter futures with families looking to help themselves.
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller with the goal of addressing the issues of poverty housing.
Who we help:
Be aware of your surroundings.
On Construction Site
Appropriate for weather conditions
Closed toed shoes
Feel free to take breaks as needed.
Please let leader know when you take a short break or eat lunch.
Use proper safety equipment.
IMMEDIATELY report unsafe conditions or accidents.
Take your time.
Why We exist
1.6 billion people live in substandard housing.
What is Substandard housing?
Special Skills and Interests
How can you continue to be a part of HFH?
Be a voice
Tell your friends and family the need and opportunity
Raise funds with your church, organization or civic group.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
That every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety.
Families who are in need of adequate shelter, have the ability to pay, and are willing to partner with us.
Continue to be the hands of our ministry.
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