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Habitat For Humanity Of Camden County

Overview

Habitat for Humanity of Camden County works to eliminate poverty housing and to put shelter on the hearts and minds of people in such a powerful way that poverty housing and homelessness become socially, politically, and religiously unacceptable.

We change our community, one family at a time.

Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Camden County, using Christian principles, partners with our community to eliminate sub-standard housing in Camden County by building decent, affordable houses and providing opportunities to strengthen families through home ownership.

History

Habitat for Humanity of Camden County was founded by two Board of Education employees. Charles Scanlon and Lucy Hunter were at Camden County basketball game discussing the extreme poverty and unlivable housing conditions of a particular high school student. Lucy mentioned that she always felt that Habitat for Humanity was an organization that was needed in Camden County.

In March of 1997 a Board of Directors was formed with 19 Directors. HFHCC was officially recognized by Habitat for Humanity International. In May of 1997 incorporation Bylaws were accepted by the board of Directors and by July, HFHCC is duly incorporated by the State of Georgia as a nonprofit corporation.

November of 1997 first groundbreaking was held. The first home was at 601 N. Camden Street in Kingsland. Dianne Stevens worked for the Board of Education as a bus driver. The Stevens’ home was dedicated on September 17, 1998.

Habitat for Humanity of Camden County has built or rehabbed 25 homes for families in our community.

Program

We build houses for families in need-- who would otherwise not be able to become homeowners.

We are working on a senior housing cottage development.

Green Building is a priority to HFHCC. We will work toward our goal of ReUse, ReCycle, ReStore.

Impact

Children experience the most profound effects of housing. The stability for children in an owned home produces measurable results: higher math and reading scores, fewer behavioral problems, less incidents of teen pregnancy, and a higher rate of high school graduation. In partnership with the community, the impact of decent, affordable housing extends beyond individual families and is felt throughout the community. Stronger, more stable families build stronger communities both socially and economically. The availability of simple, decent housing and revitalized neighborhoods raises property values. It also reduces a host of costly social and economic problems that strain education, public health, social service, law enforcement, criminal justice and welfare systems.

Although we build 4-6 homes per year for families in Camden County, the impact is not limited to the families housed. The “theology of the hammer” means that everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest the love of God. We provide opportunities to volunteer and awareness of the issues of affordable housing. Habitat changes more than just the lives of the homeowners; anyone who has built on a Habitat home has left feeling the love of God and the community in which they live. Volunteers are able to work side by side with the soon to be homeowner and see the difference they are making for a family.

Goals

Continue working towards a safe, decent, and affordable home for every Camden County community member.

CEO

Christi Gallagher

Board

Dr. Mary Keating
President

Steve Woolsey
Vice President

Rev. Frank Logue
Immediate Past President

Tamra Edwards
Treasurer

Richard Anderson
Assistant Treasurer

Rhonda McKinnon
Secretary

Debbie Bell

David Childers

Steven Hooks

Jeremy Jacobs

Diane Maurer

Bob Nutter

Dave Packard

Leoniece Pinnell

Sandi Quattlebaum

Mary Root

Barbara Ryan

Tonya Rosado

Chuck Trader

Martin Turner

Roger Tyo

Mike Wooden

Countries 

United States

States 

Georgia

Contact

302 South Lee Street

Kingsland, GA 31548

Phone: (912) 673-1266

www.hfhcamden.org

EIN: 58-2331486


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Shingle a Roof

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Regular price $35.00

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Provide Flooring

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This gift will provide the flooring for a 1100 sq ft home. It takes so much to build a home. Your gift will help us change lives, one family at a time.

Regular price $2,000.00

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Paint a Home

Paint for the interior

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This gift will provide paint for the interior of a home. The cost of a home is great. However, through your generous donation you can help to change lives-- help to change a community, one family at a time.

Regular price $500.00

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Hurricane Strapping

Strapping for one home

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The cost of a home is great. Each Habitat home cost about $63,000 to build in our community. However, if everyone just took a piece then another family can be helped out of substandard living conditions. Habitat changes a community, one family at a time. Through the financial contributions of our supportors, we can do so much more.

Regular price $100.00

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Buy Windows

Windows for 3 bedroom

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This gift provides windows for a three bedroom home. Too many of our friends and neighbors don't have a decent place to call home. Through this donation of windows, you can play a part in helping to change our community, one family at a time.

Regular price $1,000.00

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Buy A Door Lock

One door lock

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Regular price $25.00

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Purchase a front door

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This gift will provide a front door to a new home built through volunteers' hard work and giving hearts. Habitat is very fortunate to have volunteers willing to donate their time and talents. But without donations such as this, we would be unable to build for families in our community.

Regular price $150.00

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Build a House!

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Build a Home

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Build a Home

Buy a box of nails

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This gift will provide a box of nails for the construction of a new home for a family in need in our community. Through this gift, we are one step closer to getting our friends and neighbors out of substandard housing.

Regular price $10.00