Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity was founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate, or repair more than one million homes, serving more than five million people worldwide.
Our Vision is for a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
George/Greene Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
All are welcome. George/Greene Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy. All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds, and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
1993-1994 – Formed and affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International.
1994-2006 – Built three homes.
2007 – Built nine homes.
2008 – Built seven more homes. Got grant to hire part time staff.
2009 – Built four more homes. Set up new offices in the old factory building. Hired full-time Executive Director and part-time Construction Coordinator. Had our first “Blitz Build”.
2010 – Built three more homes. Hosted Collegiate Challenge volunteers build (20 students for each of four weeks). Set up a website. Initiated “A Brush With Kindness” program to serve more families.
2011 – Served five more families. Got Residential Builders License. Set up fabrication warehouse to build walls and partitions.
2012 – Served seven more families.
2013 – Opened the ReStore in Lucedale. Served six more families.
2014 – Served seven more families.
2015 – Expanded service area to include all of Greene County. Will have served at least eight more families.
2016+ Plan to build at least three houses a year and do at least five house preservation projects a year.
George/Greene Habitat for Humanity is governed by the Board of Directors and administered by Sue Trosclair, the Executive Director.
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Board of Directors
Lee Harbison, President
Wayne Brown, Vice President
Mike Lachaussee, Secretary
Shelton Echols, Jr., Treasurer
Payton Dudley, Jr.
Lee Wayne Flint
Officers and Staff