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Caroline’s Habitat for Humanity rebuilding its presence

Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm

A completed home in Caroline County built by the Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County. The home provides a layout of the homes built by the organizations. This home features a large kitchen/living room, three bedrooms and a full bathroom.

In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller founded the Habitat for Humanity International––and now, part of its focus is Caroline County.

The Fuller’s idea for Habitat for Humanity manifested from Koinonia Farm, a community farm outside of Americus, Georgia, founded by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan.

Jordan’s concept focused on providing affordable housing.

Flash forward to today, Habitat for Humanity still has the goal to provide affordable housing to those in need.

The organization now works in 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in nearly 70 countries, and has helped 6.8 million people achieve strength, stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable shelter.

Looking to add more to the millions helped is Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County.

The Caroline County chapter has been serving the county for over 20 years. In those years, Caroline’s Habitat has completed four homes, with the fifth home being sold on the market.

“The [Caroline chapter’s] board has put forth effort to ramp up efforts,” Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County executive director Jason Tickle said.

The vision for Habitat for Humanity is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Tickle echoes that same vision for Caroline chapter.

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