About Claiborne County Habitat for Humanity
HABITAT VISION STATEMENT
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
NON- PROSELYTIZING POLICY
Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or(ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
ABOUT CLAIBORNE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The Claiborne County Habitat for humanity began operation in 1992 under the leadership of Rev. Richard Minton, Dot Lewis, Mary Graves, and many others, Also donations and financial support from people like Dwight Lewis, Steve Lewis, First Baptist – Middlesboro, and so many others with a dedication to improve the housing conditions for many in the county. Through the years we have acquired homesites, built a meeting place ( bunkhouse for volunteers building homes) and built the houses that became the homes of our partners. All this from the grace of God along with the involvement of church groups, banks and businesses working together.
The current board consists of volunteer members and a host of part time volunteers who assist in the building of new homes, home owner education and fund raising. We are currently completing our fifteenth home. Home owner education and community involvement of our partner families is a major goal going forward. We want to both improve the lives of our families and the communities of Claiborne County.
In addition to our local efforts Claiborne County Habitat donates back to Habitat International on a yearly basis to promote safe affordable housing worldwide.
Habitat affiliates tithe to Habitat International to support the parent organization and its work around the world.