Building Houses For Needy Families

1304 Words Oct 24th, 2016 6 Pages
My grandfather gave me a hammer and nails as a small child and encouraged me to build whatever I wanted, which began my love for building and working with my hands. This is why I was immediately attracted to the idea of building houses for needy families through Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity (“Habitat”) is a non-profit organization that helps build homes for people who can 't afford a home on their own. Habitat for Humanity believes in “building hope, building homes and building better futures” (“Habitat Cleveland County”). Habitat partners with volunteers who share the same goals of helping others create better communities around the world. The goal is to help families have a place they can call home. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that was created by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976 (“The History”). Millard was struggling in his life with what was important to him, which is what lead him to search for a greater purpose. Therefore, Millard and his family sold all of their possessions, donated the money and moved to a Christian community called Koinonia Farm (“The History”). This is where his Christian faith led him to start building homes for low-income people who were trying but couldn’t quite afford to build a home of their own. Millard and Koinonia Farm owner, Clarence Jordan, developed the idea of providing housing to families with no profit and no interest loans. With his new idea of “partnership housing,” Fuller and his…
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