We recently started a feature in our newsletter focused on how we truly take our core purpose – “To Better the Lives of Others” – seriously, and the impact some of those organizations we support are making. We’ve featured three great organizations already: Hospice of Redmond, Convoy of Hope and Kid’s Lab. This month, we’d like to feature a program that is dedicated to providing affordable homeownership opportunities for families and individuals in Bend, Redmond, and Anchorage: Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with people and families in need of a decent and affordable home. Through the years, they have maintained their unrelenting determination to offer families strength and stability by offering a hand up, not a hand out.
Since 1984, former President Jimmy Carter and the late Mrs. Rosalynn Carter have been champions and groundbreaking voices for affordable, decent housing for all, donating their time and leadership each year to build and improve homes through Habitat’s Carter Work Project. Habitat for Humanity’s Carter Work Project has built, renovated, or repaired over 4,400 homes in 14 countries, with the help of over 106,000 volunteers. “When we left the White House, we could have done anything,” the former U.S. President Carter once said. “But our choice was to volunteer as Habitat workers, and that’s been a life-changing experience for us.”
Bend-Redmond Habitat: Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has served 225 families with affordable homeownership and repaired 145 homes, providing more than 1000 children and adults with safe, secure and healthy homes.
Anchorage Habitat: Anchorage Habitat for Humanity has been serving Alaska families since 1992. They have now served over 100 families and changed the face of many neighborhoods in the Anchorage community.