How natural disasters affect Habitat for Humanity

How natural disasters affect Habitat for Humanity The U.S. has seen its share of deadly storms this year. There have been volcanos, fires, droughts, tornados, floods, and hurricanes. Hurricanes Florance and Michael ravaged the Southeast, displacing hundreds of families, Walaka wiped a small Hawaiian island off the map, and Willa just hit Mexico last week.…

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Gwinnett Habitat Attains 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator two years in a row! This highest possible rating verifies that Gwinnett Habitat adheres to sector best practices, executes its mission in a financially efficient way, and has strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. President of Charity Navigator,…

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Benefits of Homeownership are Undeniable

The benefits of homeownership stay the same: Homeownership leads to greater educational achievements. Children of homeowners are significantly more likely to stay in school until age 17 than children of renters… The graduation rate for children of homeowners is 19 percent higher than for renters, and they are twice as likely to acquire some postsecondary…

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The Story of Tipsy Pig

One afternoon, Terry Lee sat down to watch some television, when a Habitat for Humanity commercial came on. He and his wife, Dale, were already active in their church, but they wanted to do more. When he saw this commercial, curiosity came over him and he immediately started to Google Habitat for Humanity. Through his…

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Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity is Moving to Lawrenceville

Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity is Moving to Lawrenceville We are excited to announce our new office space! Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity is moving to Lawrenceville on Saturday, July 7! This is a wonderful opportunity. We will have enough space for meetings, construction storage, homeowner classes, orientations, and future growth. This also provides us with a centrally…

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The American Dream

We all have dreams of different sizes. Zulfa’s dream was that of a young Ethiopian girl moving to America to grow up and live a better life. So, she and her younger brother stepped foot in American in 1991. Immediately she began to create goals and plan her life. She wanted to go to school…

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Jan Hadden leaves legacy on Family Selection Committee

Members of the Gwinnett Habitat staff and Homeowner Selection Committee said a bittersweet goodbye last month to one of our long-term volunteers, Jan Hadden. For 14 years Jan has been involved in the homeowner selection process and had served as Committee Chair until 2016. In a final note of appreciation, Hadden shared, “Saying goodbye to…

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A Typical ABWK Client

Occasionally, people ask for descriptions regarding the type and number of clients served by A Brush With Kindness, ABWK. While there is a count for the number of elderly clients served (nearly 80%), and the number of families versus single individuals (75% versus 25%), statistics do not adequately describe a typical ABWK client. For example, there is not…

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