We're building hope and relationships as well as houses…
Inadequate shelter binds a family in struggle and hardship. Habitat builds houses and hope alongside families who demonstrate a need and willingness to partner with us. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own "sweat equity" labor into their houses. Their monthly mortgage payments help fund the next construction project.
A Habitat home frees the family to enjoy self-reliance and self-respect. Children benefit from the stability that neighborhood schools and parks offer and communities improve with the stability of home ownership.
Modeled on biblical principles, Habitat's solution to the blight of substandard housing is popular with people from many political, professional, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. This is the essence of Habitat–inviting diverse individuals to find common ground through using a hammer and sharing a goal, building relationships as well as houses.
Habitat fosters reconciliation as people join together to build houses. In Northern Ireland, Protestants and Catholics work side by side on Habitat building sites. In Jordan and Egypt, Muslims and Christians are building bridges of hope. In South Africa, black and white residents heal wounds and form bonds of friendship with their neighbors. What can we do here in El Paso, Texas?…What will you build?
Illinois Math & Science School
This March we again hosted groups of students from other parts of the U.S. that volunteer through their schools to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge. The Illinois Math & Science students helped during their spring break and worked on home building and repair projects for us here in El Paso. They got to enjoy our warm weather and great Mexican food.
Gustavus Adolpus College
Our second Collegiate Challenge group in March traveled from St. Peter Minnesota to help the week of March 27 through the 31st. 27 Students from Gustavus Adolpus Liberal Arts College worked on a repair project for persons with disabilities, assisted at our warehouse with pickup of donated items and also helped prune and trim trees at our Habitat office at 2101 Texas Ave.
HFHEP Repairs Program
in 2014 Habitat for Humanity began a REPAIRS program that provides assistance to elderly individuals in making needed repair work to their homes. With funding from various sources we were able to help in areas of critical and safety repair work for 9 elderly homeowners and their families.
Call 915 -755-6633 for more information on the REPAIRS program