Habitat for Humanity International was established in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus GA. Now a worldwide organization with a primary headquarters located in Atlanta GA. In 1984, a few years after his presidency, President Jimmy Carter participated in a work trip to New York City to help build Habitat houses. The personal involvement of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn provided a tremendous boost to the reputation of Habitat for Humanity International.
Griffin Area Habitat for Humanity (GAHFH) was founded in 1989 by Dr. Bill Day and members of First Presbyterian Church in Griffin with the first house built in 1990. Solely operating in Spalding County, Georgia located within Metro-Atlanta's 28-county Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), GAHFH has partnered with over 60 families in building and rehabilitating homes in the Griffin area.
Griffin Area Habitat for Humanity (GAHFH) is an independent, non-profit 501c3 affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, managed by Executive Director Mark Staples and governed by its local Board of Directors. We build and repair homes and sell them to qualified families at no profit. We are community builders, joining hard-working families in need of decent, affordable housing with dedicated volunteers and donors to ensure that every neighbor has a safe, decent place to live.
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life.
We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day.
Every one of us deserves to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures.
At Griffin Area Habitat for Humanity, this is what
Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a quality place to live, and with shelter and education as a foundation of well-being.
We build strength, stability, and self-reliance.
Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive.
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Strong and stable homes build strong and stable communities.
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Working together, side by side in community, promotes understanding and self-reliance.
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With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.
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Bold actions speak louder than words.
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