So many of our Cincinnati Habitat supporters have been calling and
emailing us asking how they can assist us in Habitat for Humanity
International’s efforts in the Gulf Coast region following the
devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. Cincinnati Habitat has been
determining the most effective way for our local Habitat “family” to
contribute to the overwhelming task of rebuilding these areas affected
by Hurricane Katrina.
Since Habitat for Humanity is not a “first response” organization, we
do not help in the “relief” phase of a disaster. Our efforts must be
focused in the “recovery” phase, providing long-term solutions for
Therefore, Cincinnati Habitat has decided that the most effective
contribution we could make as an affiliate would be to partner directly
with one or more of the 17 Habitat affiliates that have been impacted by
the hurricane in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. At this time we are
awaiting the response of Habitat International to direct us to the
affiliate most in need of our assistance.
As you have seen on the news, the “relief” phase could last
indefinitely, and it could be awhile before these affiliates are in a
position to welcome volunteers from across the country and begin the
physical building of new homes to serve the many families displaced by
In an effort to serve more families more quickly, Habitat
International has launched Operation Home Delivery, which will allow
parts of homes to be “pre-built” and then shipped to affected areas for
faster set-up once permanent rebuilding becomes possible. The cost to
sponsor a home is $75,000.
If you would like to join the local Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity
family as we extend a hand-up to our sister Habitat affiliates, please
consider making a donation today. Together, our local Habitat family can
do our part to renew the dream of building families, homes and
communities for God’s people in need.
Donations can be made via check or credit card: