Garland Area Habitat for Humanity was founded by individuals and churches to serve God’s families suffering from poor housing, living in deprived communities. Church congregations provide the funding, volunteer labor, and prayers needed to construct a home for a family in need.
One of the most appealing aspects of working with Habitat for Humanity is that building a house provides an opportunity to live out your faith and see the tangible fruit of that labor.
Strong feelings of community develop as people work together to plan and build a Habitat house. New friendships are created within the congregation and within the community. When the house is finished, volunteers and homeowners feel a great sense of pride and a connection with one another.
Many congregations experience great spiritual renewal when they build a house. Lives are changed. Often new families join the church and the congregation as a whole sees new purpose. Making the commitment to help sponsor a Habitat for Humanity house means praying about the project, raising the money and recruiting the volunteers for construction. It is a big step of faith. However, those who take that step realize incredible blessings when the church obeys the call of Christ to help our neighbors in need.
The Garland Area Habitat Apostles Build is an initiative to partner with twelve churches to build a Habitat home for a family in need. The vision is twelve churches serving and reaching out to their community mirroring the ministry of the twelve apostles of Christ.
Home Builders Blitz is an exciting opportunity for Garland Area Habitat for Humanity and local professional builders to partner to build and renovate homes in our area. The Builder will organize a team of subcontractors and suppliers to complete a home in five days – one work week – with a goal of delivering the house at no cost to Garland Habitat. We will acquire the land and develop the site, select an appropriate home buyer, provide public and media relations as well as all required code compliance and permits.
Women are a powerful social and economic force with the means to both fund and construct homes where children can grow. Women Build projects provide an opportunity for women to learn new skills, participate in team-building activities, and make a lasting difference for children and families in the fight against poverty housing.
- Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, from May 6-14, invites women to devote one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
- Habitat’s National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of its Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s.
- Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to support Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build program which will take place in 300 communities nationwide.
- More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers from across the country, are expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.
A Brush with Kindness
“A Brush with Kindness” is Habitat’s home repair and renovation program. It enables eligible individuals and families to continue to live in their homes safely and comfortably for years to come. Projects include painting, roof repair, landscaping, general clean up, weatherization, replacing damaged or broken windows, wheelchair ramp installation, and minor home repair services.