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.
Jun 24, 2013

Rebuilding Communities following Disaster

Alecia works with vols on her Pleasant Grove home
Alecia works with vols on her Pleasant Grove home

Thanks to the collaboration among dozens of nonprofit and for profit agencies, thousands of volunteer, and many funders, Habitat Birmingham has helped 263 families with their construction needs since the tornadoes. There are three full rebuilds scheduled to begin later this year.

There is still more to be done, even two years after the storm. Habitat Birmingham has been helpin rebuild disaster affected communities through the acquisition of abandoned or vacant lots. We hope to purchase several additional lots in the coming months to help restore the communities of Pleasant Grove and Pratt City, in addition to other affected neighborhoods in the area.

Habitat's goal is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Your support can help us build brighter futures. Please consider making a donation today to help Rebuild Birmingham!

Alecia
Alecia's new home!

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Mar 25, 2013

2 Years Since Tornadoes, Recovery Continues

Volunteers help Habitat fulfill housing ministry
Volunteers help Habitat fulfill housing ministry

We are appoaching the two-year anniversary of the massive outbreak of tornadoes that ripped through the Greater Birmingham community. Since April 27, 2011, Habitat Birmingham has collaborated with agencies and organizations across the region to assist with rebuilding and repairs for those individuals and families who suffered loss in the storms. We are happy to report that we have aided 255 families with their construction needs, helping them along the path to recovery.

Throughout this time, Habitat Birmingham has continued to serve the traditional affordable housing needs of the Greater Birmingham community, through a combination of new construction, home repairs and rehabilitation of foreclosed homes acquired from the community. Through its combined programs, Habitat Birmingham served 268 families in 2012. Volunteers donated 111,000 hours of service helping others achieve their dream of homeownership, have improved living conditions in their own home, or recover from the devastation of April 2011.

Without the financial support of individuals, businesses, foundations and churches we could not have aided these families in the last year. Habitat Birmingham extends a big "thank you" to our supporters for helping provide the necessary funds to help us build... and rebuild... homes, communities and hope in Central Alabama.  

Habitat makes a lifelong impact on its families
Habitat makes a lifelong impact on its families
Partner families work alongside volunteers
Partner families work alongside volunteers
Experiencing the joy of exploring his new home
Experiencing the joy of exploring his new home
Dec 19, 2012

Progress Made in Disaster Recovery in Birmingham

Since the tornadoes tore through Central Alabama on April 27, 2011, Habitat Birmingham has worked diligently to assist individuals and families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the storms. We are proud to report that through our collaboration with various agencies we have helped 222 families with their homes. This would not have been possible without the contributions by thousands of invididuals - both financial and volunteer support!

Over the past 18 months, over 7000 individuals have contributed volunteer support with a cummulative value of more than $800,000! That's one of the ways we have been able to help as many households as we have. Financial contributions are leveraged with volunteer service, in-kind donations of materials when available, and collaborations with other agencies to maximize our impact in our community.

Thank you for your past support in rebuilding Alabama. We are committed to continue with our efforts into the New Year, as there is still much to be done. If you would like to help us help others, your contribution is certainly appreciated! 

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