Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat Birmingham serves the affordable housing needs of Jefferson, Shelby, Walker and St. Clair counties in Alabama. The organization builds quality, affordable housing and revitalizes existing houses while encouraging family stability and pomoting self-sufficiency, educational achievement and responsible citizenship.
Oct 7, 2014

Habitat Birmingham Continues Rebuilding

Habitat Birmingham continues to help rebuild communities affected by the April 2011 tornadoes. We are currently working on a home for a new partner family whose rental property sustained damage in 2011, and it will be completed and dedicated later on this month. We also have lots available for selection among partner families in communities that were heavily affected by the tornadoes, with a goal of helping rebuild and revitalize those communities.

We are also starting to go out and make estimates for families affected by the tornadoes that came through on April 28th, 2014, which is one of the beginning steps in the recovery process. There are dozens of families that will need repairs, and Habitat will again take point position on assessing those needs, facilitating the repairs to the affected homes and helping the families move forward following the disaster. We are proud to be a part of this community's disaster response plan, and member of the Central Alabama Long-Term Recovery Committee.

Your support of our efforts to build homes, communities and hope is greatly appreciated!

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Jul 10, 2014

Rebuilding and Community Support following Tornadoes Continues

Habitat Birmingham continues to help rebuild communities affected by the April 2011 tornadoes. We have a build lined up this fall for a new partner family whose rental property sustained damage in 2011. We also have lots available for selection among partner families in communities that were heavily affected by the tornadoes, with a goal of helping rebuild and revitalize those communities.

While still rebuilding and recovering from the tornadoes of 2011, on April 28th of this year, we had more tornadoes hit Greater Birmingham. The affected cities were Kimberly, AL (Blount County) and Bessemer, AL (Jefferson County). With a proven network in place to respond to the communities, the Central Alabama Long-Term Recovery Committee is already meeting and poised to respond to help the families affected by the tornadoes. To date, 84 households have filed with FEMA for support. Many of these will have construction needs, and Habitat will again take point position on assessing those needs, and facilitating the repairs to the affected homes and helping the families move forward following the disaster. We are proud to be a part of this community's disaster response plan, and member of the Central Alabama Long-Term Recovery Committee.

Your support of our efforts to build homes, communities and hope is greatly appreciated!

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Apr 15, 2014

Three More Families Served by Habitat Birmingham

Ms. Aaron
Ms. Aaron's New Home

We last reported that we had begun construction of the Aaron home in Pratt City on January 6th.

We are pleased to report that Ms. Aaron is happy and well in her new home. Additionally, we started construction on Mr. Cooper’s home at the beginning of March. Mr. Cooper, an Army veteran, lost his home in the April 2011 tornadoes. The home had been in his family for two generations when the storm came through. We began construction on his new home on his own lot on Saturday, March 8 – the dedication is Good Friday, April 18th. We also recently dedicated a home for the Stanton family in Pratt City, another family affected by the tornadoes.

Over the past few months, we have had hundreds of volunteers out on these sites – from colleges across the country, and churches here in the Greater Birmingham area. It takes a lot of willing hearts, helping hands, and yes, dedicated dollars to (re)build homes, communities and hope in our community.

Your contribution today can help us help families like the Aarons, Coopers, and Stanton in the coming months, as well as purchase abandoned lots in disaster affected communities so that we can revitalize neighborhoods still bearing scars from the storms.

The Stanton family on the porch of their new home
The Stanton family on the porch of their new home
Mr. Cooper worked alongside volunteers on his home
Mr. Cooper worked alongside volunteers on his home

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