"For a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people's love and concern for each other." Millard Fuller, Founder of Habitat for Humanity. I'm often reminded that it takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. Our future homeowners are our miracle, and our hearts are joined for one purpose -- to be part of their miracle.
A miracle is defined by dictionary.com as, “such an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God.” We help because we love. We support our homeowners because we are genuinely concerned. It’s no coincidence that our future homeowners connect with Habitat -- we know it's a miracle. It’s exciting to watch them help break ground, volunteer their time and build their own home -- it's their miracle. You, our sponsors and volunteers join together to demonstrate love and concern for a family you may have otherwise never met -- it's our community's miracle.
We come together as a community to roll up our sleeves, dig in, break ground and get to work. For Habitat, building a home goes far beyond a typical builder's role. We not only build, we nurture, support and encourage our families along the way. Their struggle is our struggle. Their success is our success. Their miracle is our miracle. Together we are creating a community that is whole and healthy.
In March, April and May, we will experience the miracle of homeownership unfolding in small and large ways and on June 14, we will celebrate the dedication of three families’ homes. Don’t miss out. Join us this build season as we watch miracles unfold and families' lives changed for generations to come. We have room for you to volunteer, give or mentor. I hope to see you on the build site or at the ReStore soon.
Tammy K. Johnson