Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry.
Habitat welcomes all people—regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or any other difference—to build and repair simple, decent, affordable houses with those who lack adequate shelter.
Habitat affiliates work locally in communities around the world to select and support homeowners, organize volunteers and coordinate house building and repair.
Winner of Habitat for Humanity International magazine photo contest selected from worldwide submissions
Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce Jessica Notargiacomo of Gaithersburg, Md., as the winner of its 2012 Habitat World photo contest. People from around the world responded to the Habitat World call for photos representing the homebuilding organization’s life-changing work. “The entries we received truly captured the heart of why we build,” said Shala Carlson, editor of Habitat World. “Jessica took her photo just as a new Habitat homeowner was finishing the last of his sweat equity requirements — a moment full of the hard work and hope that Habitat represents for so many families around the world.” Read More
Thrilled to play, privileged to give: By Kurt Warner
Becoming a championship quarterback was a dream I pursued for a long time, and I will always be thankful for the career I enjoyed. I’m also eternally thankful that it gave my wife Brenda and me a platform to help others.
In 2008, flooding in Iowa devastated a lot of river communities in the state where Brenda and I both grew up. We got involved with Habitat’s local efforts there and have returned every year since to help Habitat build with families affected by the floods. We’ve raised funds and built alongside eager young volunteers in Cedar Rapids. We’ve attended house dedications and prayed with new homeowners in various locations where my career has taken us, including St. Louis, New Jersey and Arizona. Read More