History

Habitat for Humanity — International

Habitat for Humanity International began in Americus, Georgia in 1976 through the passionate efforts of Linda and Millard Fuller. Their goal was simple: to provide access to safe and decent housing for everyone, and have people from all walks of life come together to make this vision come true. In 1984, former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took part in their first ever Habitat build, putting the organization on the map. Every year since, the Carters take on a new build site. Through their commitment and many others, Habitat has built 800,000 houses in 100 plus countries around the world, providing more than 4 million people with safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Habitat for Humanity — Canada

Established in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada has 58 affiliates and has built over 2,500 homes nationwide. This is thanks to more than 300,000 volunteers, who have logged in 11.2 plus million hours on build sites. Working under the direction of trained professionals, volunteers have hammered 35.4 million nails and screwed in 56,000 light bulbs! They’ve installed 3,000 toilets, 5,000 sinks, 24,000 windows and 36,000 doors, and applied 80,000 gallons of paint to help transform houses into homes. Not to mention the thousands more who have helped build homes in other countries through our Global Village International Volunteer Program.

Habitat for Humanity — Upper Fraser Valley

Starting in 2001 in the Fraser Valley; Habitat for Humanity Upper Fraser Valley has grown from a feldgling affiliate with a single home under its belt to a full grown affiliate that has 7 homes, multiple renovation and restoration projects, opened a brand new ReStore, an annual Gala event, and an annual triathlon. We have also  raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for those in need here in BC and abroad. In the coming year we are looking to start our first multi-family housing development and we look forward to your support!

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