Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2014
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro is proud to announce the successful end of the World of Hope Campaign. This multi-year fundraising effort surpassed the $4.5 million dollar goal, raising $4,769,263. The successful campaign was led by honorary co-chairs, Bonnie McElveen-Hunter and Dr. Joseph Mullin, and Campaign Chairman, Brad Thompson. Bishop George Brooks, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, served as Campaign Chaplin.
The Campaign Cabinet included Kevin Bullard, Communications Chairman; Gerard Davidson, Annual and Planned Giving; Mike Schulte, Corporate Giving; and Ann Morris, Charitable Foundations. Additionally, Brad Thompson served as Campaign Chair and Faith Communities Leader.
“We are encouraged by the overwhelming community support that we received through this campaign. It helped us raise awareness of the need for affordable housing here in Greensboro and to educate our community on the difference safe, affordable housing can make in a family’s life. We appreciate and thank all who participated in this campaign with their generous donations of time, money and resources,” said Campaign Chairman Brad Thompson.
The World of Hope campaign goals were: to increase affordable housing in Greensboro and in partner countries Honduras and Jordan through building and renovating homes; repair older low-income houses; acquire land for building; invest in neighborhoods with community projects; and to mobilize 15,000 volunteers.
The Campaign was launched in July of 2011 as a three-year program and officially closed on July 30, 2014. During that time, Habitat Greensboro built and renovated 48 homes in Greensboro and an additional 30 homes in Honduras and Jordan. With the funds raised, Habitat Greensboro was able to purchase new lots in the Village at Northside for building new homes and participate in neighborhood projects, like Shade and Save and the Cottage Grove Initiative. Additionally, over the past three years, Habitat Greensboro has worked with over 18,000 volunteers building and repairing homes, working at the ReStore and supporting the administrative offices.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro
Habitat Greensboro was formed in 1987 by four Christians in response to their Habitat experience in Peru. Twenty-five years later, Habitat Greensboro has expanded to almost 5,000 volunteers and 30 staff who build, renovate and provide critical repairs to 30 to 35 homes each year, serving 433 families in Greensboro and 412 internationally.
How the Habitat Model Works
Habitat for Humanity partners with families who have steady employment for one year, participate in a thorough credit analysis, attend educational classes on budgeting and home repair, and contribute 300 hours of sweat equity. Homeowners purchase their homes from Habitat at no-profit and with interest-free financing. Habitat then serves as the mortgage lender providing life of the loan 0% financing and loan servicing to Habitat homeowners.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.