I love my family. They rescued me from a shelter when I was just about a year old. When they put me in their car and drove me home it was the happiest day of life.
As I reflect on that day and how meaningful it was for me to have a home, I felt compelled to share with you a little about a wonderful organization who has made it their mission to provide people with a place to call home, called Habitat for Humanity.
If you have not heard about Habitat for Humanity I would be super surprised. They are worldwide and, it seems, in every town across the US. Habitat for Humanity started with a community farm near Americus, Georgia by a farmer and biblical scholar named Clarence Jordan. To find out more about this great organization visit habitat.org
Habitat for Humanity has served 9.8 million people in 70 countries and over 1400 communities in the U.S. Their mission is “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.” Can you believe that this not-for-profit organization can provide such provision and touch!? Where their testimony truly impresses is the extent of the services they offer and the many branches within the company.
Just to point out a few:
Home building; neighborhood revitalization; financial classes; disaster response; merchandise stores; Community support options; many volunteer programs
DreamWood Builders (DWB) first made the connection to this great organization back in 2012 when Caleb donated his time in helping a family build their first home. He has also donated several hours of his time working in their ReStores, receiving donations and serving those purchasing goods. Caleb also donated his truck to the nonprofit in 2015.
In 2017 DWB purchased a home in Fair Oaks Ranch that became their first home flip as a company. Along with the house came a car that was left by the previous owners, providing the opportunity to participate in HH’s donation car program. Their contact, Don, was a complete joy and truly made the donation opportunity seamless and enjoyable.
As a company, DWB plans to continue interactions and efforts with Habitat for Humanity through goods donations, man power in building, and especially advocating for the work that they provide to those in need. We have a duty as a nation to help each other in our own unique way. Not everyone has the same need which makes giving so heavenly. If you have a desire to find out more about this particular organization please check out their web page www.habitat.org. Jesus instructs us to Love our neighbors as ourselves and HH provides opportunities to do just that.