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What is Habitat for Humanity?
Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, economical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve more than 800,000 homes since its founding in 1976, making Habitat the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.
Hope College Campus Chapter
Hope College Habitat for Humanity officially became a campus chapter in 1993. The Hope chapter was established to assist Habitat for Humanity by working with the local affiliate, Lakeshore, or with Habitat's international headquarters in order to witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and provide affordable, decent housing to those in need. Since its formation, the Hope chapter has been actively involved within the Holland community. In 1996, Hope raised funds to sponsor a home, which was then built on the corner of 19th and Columbia by Hope students.