Habitat for Humanity of Madison County will celebrate the construction of three homes on Saturday, September 8.  We will be celebrating the completion of the Williams, Gaillard, and Garner homes.   At the dedication services the homeowner family, house sponsors, members of the Habitat Board of Directors and staff, and volunteers who help build the home will be in attendance.

At 8:00 am we will have the first dedication at 6308 Menifee Drive NW, Huntsville, AL 35810. Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, the Williams Family, and the home sponsors will celebrate the completion of the home. The home was built with volunteers and donations from the ALPHA Foundation, Asbury Community Thrift Store, Leading Edge Realty, Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund, and BBVA-Compass Bank.

At 9:00 am we will move to 6125 Belgrade Drive to celebrate the completion of the Gaillard family home.  This home is sponsored by Church of the Nativity,  First Christian Church, St. John’s AME Church, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Faith Presbyterian Church, Alpha Foundation, ERC, and Provision Center for Proton Therapy.

Finally, at 10:00 am, The Garner family will join the sponsors of her home at 6016 Carmel Drive.  This home was built with the love and support of City of Huntsville’s Community Development Office, Huntsville’s First United Methodist Church, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, and Latham United Methodist Church.

During the service, Habitat will present the house sponsors a plaque to recognize their contribution and support of the mission. The families will be presented with a plaque, Bible, and the keys to their home!

We want to invite the public to join us for the celebration and to learn more about Habitat and the work Habitat and its volunteers are doing in the community.

Each family will be closing on their home in the near future. Habitat families are required to complete the necessary 350 sweat equity hours working on their home, the home of their neighbors, the Habitat ReStore and other community non-profits. Families are also required to complete 55 hours of homeownership and financial literacy classes and workshops.

Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, Habitat for Humanity was able to build the home and will sell it at an affordable price. The families will purchase the home with a no-profit loan, and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat homes.

About Habitat for Humanity of Madison County

Habitat for Humanity of Madison County is an ecumenical, grassroots Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing in our community and make a decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Since 1987, 281 families in Madison County have been served through the new construction, rehab, and repair program.  In addition, through our local tithing efforts to Habitat for Humanity International, we have funded the construction of 91 homes abroad.

Those applying for a home through Habitat for Humanity of Madison County must meet three criteria to qualify.  First, families must demonstrate a need for housing.  Second, Habitat homes are not given away.  The family must have the ability to afford the home that is sold to the family and financed through Habitat with a 0% interest mortgage.  Finally, each family must have a willingness to partner with Habitat and the community.  Each family selected for the Habitat program must complete an extensive 55-hour financial and homeownership education program in addition to 350 sweat equity hours working on their home, those of others, and assisting other local non-profit and community programs.

To help families like the Williams, Gaillard, or Garner families have the opportunity to safe, stable, and affordable homes in our community, please donate by clicking here.

For more information about donating, volunteering, or partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Madison County, please call (256) 533-2882 or visit our website, www.habitatrivervalley.org.