Category: Faith

Habitat Happenings

16 Years in an Accessible Habitat House

Mary Catherine’s life changed forever after a rare flesh-eating bacteria infected her nearly 20 years ago. She had 24 surgeries in a matter of weeks, and both legs had to be amputated to ensure she survived. Afterwards, she wasn’t sure she would ever live in an accessible home–until Habitat came along.

“I have learned what community can do,” Mary Catherine says. “When community works together, I am blown away. Whether it’s just two people or all of Habitat, it’s really nice when people willingly help each other in a little community.”

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Volunteer

Beautiful Quilts Greet Habitat Homebuyers!

"We collect fabric from people. And you know these scraps could turn into a quilt, and welcome a Habitat family into their home.” Marti Fruend was first inspired to create quilts for Habitat families when she attended a Habitat home dedication, a celebration where a hardworking family receives the keys to their new home. At
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Habitat Happenings

Nancy Rude: A Habitat Legacy

Nancy first joined the Habitat team 16 years ago. What started out very Mom-and-Pop developed into a thriving community of passionate people – all devoted to the mission that everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something to help make that possible for another family.

“That’s all the special things—the workers, the homeowners, the volunteers, the donors—and the mission is on top. That’s what we always come back to,” she says. “That’s why we’re here.”

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Volunteer

The Global Housing Crisis: From Nepal to Arizona

The people of Nepal, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, were ready to do the work of transforming people’s lives.  

In this conversation with Mrs. Green’s World, T. Vanhook talks about her recent building trip to Nepal and how generosity of spirit can build hope across the globe.

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Faith

Voyage RV Quilters 2

Marti Price of Voyage RV Quilters 2 was very busy this year and donated a total of nine quilts to Habitat Tucson, one of which was a special quilt of valor for our this year’s veterans build home.

These quilts are a special memento of an emotional and rewarding day. Our Habitat families work so hard to reach their goal of homeownership. And the home dedication is the apex of their journey and their accomplishments. We like to think of the quilt representing different aspects of the family’s personal journey to this day.

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Faith

Natural Disasters and the Global Housing Crisis

Since 1999, Habitat Bangladesh has helped disaster-affected families in Bangladesh through emergency shelter kits and transitional housing in the early phase of its response.

In this podcast, John Armstrong speaks with Mrs. Green’s World about how Habitat for Humanity works with partners and volunteers to respond to disasters and help families rebuild more resilient homes.

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