About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller near Americus, Georgia. The Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity was chartered in 1993 with a 5-member Board of Directors who organized volunteers, finances and was able to complete the first home in 1995. Since then, our has helped over 50 families find homes in Mount Airy and Surry County. A tithe of local undesignated donations help families in other countries find homes. Our tithe has provided funding for over 30 homes overseas.
In our community, we have seen the tremendous impact that affordable housing has on helping people create better lives for themselves and their families. This is made possible because of our many generous donors and the hands and hearts of volunteers who annually give of their time and talent to help. Together, our efforts set the foundation for success, including better health, education and employment opportunities. As we celebrate the lives we have touched through affordable and decent housing, we look forward to another year of creating safe and secure places for families to grow, be healthy and thrive. At Habitat our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. There is no amount of support too small…. Every helping hand takes us closer to a world where everybody has a decent place to live.
Recently the Mount Airy High School Interact Club painted the inside of a Habitat home. Club member Mercer Meadows produced a video about their day. If your group would like to volunteer please contact the Habitat office.