“The Habitat program is based on a founding principle of offering families a hand up. Our qualified partner families work very hard to participate in the Habitat program by saving a down payment, volunteering 500 sweat equity hours, making a nonprofit mortgage payment, and participating in home ownership and financial classes.”

– Cathey Donald, Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity 2019 Board Vice President

“People need to know that they are cared for, and Habitat has shown itself to be an organization that truly cares about people.”

– Ron Anders, 2019 Mayor of Auburn

“Building homes means more than just hammering nails to wood. It’s actually providing a safe and livable home for a family in need.”

– Richard Rogers, Habitat Volunteer Leader

“My home is where my heart is…I dreamed of being a homeowner…and when the year came…God sent me this house.”

– Michelle Robinson, Habitat Homeowner #66, September 2018

“You are never too young or too old to give back and make a difference. We have mothers with little children painting, and we have construction volunteers who have been leading for decades.”

– Michael Kosolapoff, WeHelp Volunteer Coordinator

“This has been a wonderful experience and I would recommend Habitat to anyone because the Habitat family is an excellent group of people that will help you if you wish to become a homeowner.”

– Angela Larkins, Habitat Homeowner #58, December 2013

“It is very rewarding and very satisfying is when you have community people or neighbors of the families who are getting this house out there helping”

– Phil Garrett, Volunteer Leader, assisting with the Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity for more that two decades.

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