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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 built some 70,000 houses around the world, providing more than 300,000 people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
HABITAT AT HOPE
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 in 1993, 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.
Hope Habitat has also sent out several teams over spring break to assist with Habitat programs in other parts of the United States. Past trips have included work in locations such as Sumter, South Carolina; Tarboro, North Carolina; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Valdosta, Georgia, and Bunnell, Florida. This year's trip will be to Mobile, Alabama.
Work days are generally scheduled a few Saturdays a month with morning shifts from 8am-12:00 noon and afternoon shifts from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Exact dates and times will be posted when they become available at the beginning of the semester.
The Habitat office is located on the first floor of Dewitt. Enter the door leading to student offices directly next to the SUD desk and the office is straight back.