Organizational Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

Posted on December 19, 2011. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! | Tags: |

One of the most satisfying aspects of volunteerism is the sense of accomplishment when you see the finished product of a hard days work. Maybe that is why volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is so much fun. However, it could also be the wonderful work they do for the community.

Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. After a partner family completes 500 sweat equity hours, a Habitat home is sold to the family for no profit, financed with affordable, 0%-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley has been serving the community since 1991, working in concert with volunteers, donors, and partner families to build decent, affordable homes in Salem, Keizer, Polk County and the greater Stayton area. To date, our affiliate has built more than 75 homes, housing more than 300 individuals- including over 240 children.

Currently Habitat for Humanity has a variety of volunteer opportunities for all schedules and ability levels. Join them for a build or become a family advocate. No experience required!
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