About Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity
Established in 1990, Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity serves Marion, Monongalia and Preston counties. MVHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing safe, affordable homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help individuals & families improve their shelter conditions.
Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity works through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials. The volunteers help on committees, with construction and the ReStore, which opened in Morgantown in 2007. The ReStore takes donations of new and lightly used furniture and other housing materials, as well as building materials. The items are then sold at a discounted rate to the general public, and the proceeds go towards funding the construction of Habitat homes in MVHFH’s service areas.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries.
Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families and individuals achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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You can help a family help themselves
Families and individuals who partner with us build their own home alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.