Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Habitat has built and renovated more than 160,000 houses around the world, providing some 800,000 people with safe, decent, affordable housing.
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The Theology of the Hammer
"We may disagree on all sorts of things--baptism, communion, what night to have a prayer meeting and how the preacher should dress. But, thank God, we can agree on a nail, and the use of the hammer as an instrument to manifest God's love."
Millard Fuller, President and Founder
Habitat for Humanity International
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF BREVARD COUNTY, INC. (HFHBC)
... is the result of the successful merger between Habitat For Humanity South Brevard and Space Coast Habitat For Humanity on June 30, 2005. Due to the increased housing costs in Brevard County and the overwhelming need for more affordable housing, the two Habitat for Humanity affiliates, announced their decision to merge and consolidate efforts effective July 1, 2005. By bringing the strengths of both affiliates together it is believed the new affiliate HFHBC will be more accessible to the general public, thus increasing the organizations identity within the community to increase and organize its volunteer base and resource development strategies. The intent of this combined effort is to provide more homeownership opportunities to Brevard County residents in need of simple, decent, affordable housing.
Was Space Coast Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
NOTE: Habitat closed its Titusville office in 2005. The Brevard County chapter is now located at 4515 S. Babcock St., Palm Bay, FL 32905. Phone: (321) 728-4009. They continue to be a vital part of the community (their goal is to build 25 houses a year) & can always use volunteers.
Contact: Pam Davis
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County
and Lowe's Partner for
10th annual National Women Build Week
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County and Lowe's Partner for 10th annual National Women Build Week
Brevard County, FL – May 12, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County and two of their future Habitat homeowners worked alongside over 60 community volunteers, including Lowe's employees and an all-female construction crew, for Habitat for Humanity's 10th annual National Women Build Week kickoff, May 6, 2017. Habitat's National Women Build Week invited women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities the week of May 6 through 14, 2017.
More than 17,000 women, including Lowe's Heroes volunteers, were expected to volunteer at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat's 2017 National Women Build Week.
"We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week," said Pam Davis, director of development and marketing for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. "This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build or repair a decent and affordable place they can call home, and we are grateful to Lowe's for their financial and volunteer support."
In the Cedarwood Drive area of Melbourne, FL volunteers worked to complete homes for families deserving a hand up. City officials were recognized at the kickoff event, including the City of Melbourne Vice Mayor Debbie Thomas, Council Members Betty Moore and District 4 Commissioner Curt Smith.
Lowe's helped launch National Women Build Week, in 2008, to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Each year, Lowe's provides the support of their employee volunteers, Lowe's Heroes, and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds. Lowe's Heroes were among more than 60 local volunteers helping to build decent, affordable housing in the Melbourne area as part of National Women Build Week.
"Through our partnership with Habitat and support of National Women Build Week, Lowe's empowers women to get involved in their communities, learn construction skills and make a meaningful impact," said James Frison, Lowe's director of community relations. "We're grateful to all the women in the Melbourne area who will volunteer this week to help build and repair decent and affordable housing."
Lowe's donated nearly $2 million to this year's National Women Build Week, including a $5,000 store gift card to Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County. Since 2003, Lowe's has committed more than $63 million to Habitat's mission and helped more than 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Habitat's first Women Build event was held in 1998. Since then, all-women construction crews have helped build more than 2,500 homes in partnership with families. For more information on Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program and to learn about Women Build events in communities across the U.S. year-round, visit Habitat.org/wb.
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County celebrating more than 30 years of building houses and building hope in Brevard County is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry that has successfully constructed more than 337 homes. Dedicated to eradicating substandard housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low and very-low income families in need, Habitat for Humanity is a catalyst for individual and community transformation. Visit www.BrevardHabitat.com for more information.
About Lowe's in the Community
Lowe's, a FORTUNEĻ 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.