The Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews, Inc. is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a Christian housing ministry that helps families who can't afford safe, decent housing. Using volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds or fixes up houses with the help of the people who will live in them.
Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews 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.
Habitat for Humanity was founded 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. All are welcome Habitat for Humanity of Gloucester-Mathews 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. In short, 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.
Habitat for Humanity International Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Of the 800,000 public charities in the United States, Worth Magazine rates Habitat for Humanity as one of the top 100 non- profits which makes the greatest impact with donors’ money – on a dollar for dollar comparison. In a Donor Approval Poll conducted by Campbell Research, Inc. Habitat for Humanity was named as one of five Christian ministries considered by donors to be “doing the best job”. The Donor Approval Poll surveyed Americans who have donated to Christian charities within the last two years to determine which organizations are considered to be the best in accomplishing their faith-based mission. Currently Habitat for Humanity has affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 87 nations and will have partnered to build with families in over 250,000 houses with no-profit, and zero-interest mortgages