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History of Habitat for Humanity International



HfH is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry whose objective is to eliminate poverty housing from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience. Born out of humble beginnings in Americus, Georgia in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International is growing rapidly. In the United States there are over 1500 affiliated projects, covering all 50 states, and there are more than 500 other projects worldwide. Over 400,000 house built worldwide. As Habitat's founder, Millard Fuller says: "We may disagree on all sorts of things... baptism, communion, what night to have prayer meeting, and how the preacher should dress. But thank God we can agree on a nail and the use of the hammer as an instrument to manifest God's love."

Habitat for Humanity of Wayne County New York, Inc.



The Wayne County affiliate was incorporated in 1988 as a fully autonomous, non-profit 501(c)(3), tax exempt organization. The Board of Directors is a group of volunteers from many towns, various churches and civic organizations. The affiliate is responsible for its own local fund raising and supports the work of Habitat International in other countries with a tithe of 10% of funds raised, unless requested, to keep all of a donation in the county. Houses have been finished in the following communities: Newark, Sodus, North Rose, Clyde, Macedon and East Williamson, Ontario, Wolcott, Rose, Williamson, Lyons and Marion. We have built or refurbished over 30 houses including refurbishing 4 of our earlier houses for new families. We are always looking for free or inexpensive land around the county for future projects.
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