90% OF FUNDS DONATED TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY HABITAT STAY IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY.
HABITAT VISION STATEMENT
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
NON- PROSELYTIZING POLICY
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or(ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
ABOUT CUMBERLAND COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Women took the initiative in Cumberland County to form this Habitat affiliate. In the Spring of 1996 Church Women United, under the leadership of President June Frazier, voted to become the sponsoring organization. They instituted a study to determine the need for low income housing in the County.
Organizational advice came from Appalachia Habitat, Robbins, TN. After meeting with other local housing agencies two public meetings were held in April, 1996. Housing officials, civic officials, and the Habitat South Central director were invited. A Steering Committee was formed to develop the Charter and Bylaws.
The State of Tennessee approved incorporation in December, 1996. During the next three months committees of volunteers completed 77 action steps. The new Cumberland County Habitat was approved by HFHI in April, 1997, with June Frazier as the founding president.
Then the work of building houses began. The first house was completed in December, 1998. Houses 2 and 3 were completed in 1999, followed by 4 homes in 2000, with continued growth each year.
The affiliate welcomes partner organizations who sponsor the building of a house with financial contributions and volunteers to help in the actual building. In 2006, our affiliate also adopted the Habitat Apostles Build Program, which encourages local churches or groups of churches to sponsor a house and help with the building.
This high level of community involvement has helped us build many more houses than we might otherwise have been able to do, and the publicity generated helps reach potential new Habitat families.
Check out our “SCOREBOARD” for current numbers of families who have moved in, as well as families who have been approved and are currently waiting for a Habitat home to be built for them.
Habitat affiliates tithe to Habitat International to support the parent organization and its work around the world.
Homeownership is a big part of the American dream. At Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, we are a proud partner with individuals and families who are living in substandard housing conditions who want a safe and comfortable place to call home.
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Your donations of furniture, large and small working appliances, books, dishes, bedding, toys, tools, yard equipment, office furniture, and other such items are welcome.