Awarded 2016 Etowah Small Business of the Year!
Thanks to all the hard work of volunteers and staff!
House #49 is complete and the Pascual Family was home for the holidays! Thanks to all the volunteers and supporters for helping make a family’s dreams come true. The house was sponsored by Habitat for Humanity with grant support from Wells Fargo. Labor was provided by GGHBA, GSCC Carpentry Class and faithful Habitat volunteers. The Dedication took place Nov. 17, 2016. Refreshments were provided by the Ladies’ Sodality of St. James Catholic Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Janet Semrick was the family’s advocate and presented the family with a bible. Fr. Jose Chacko, of St. James Catholic Church, gave the house blessing. The keys to the home were presented by president, Suzanne Scharfenberg.
Who We Are
Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Gadsden, AL, since 1996. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to families at no profit and with no interest. As of 2016, 61 adults and 105 children now have a simple, decent place to rest their heads at night.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individuals and corporate donors provide funds and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest 300 hours of labor – “sweat equity” – building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a Revolving Fund for Humanity to purchase building materials for the construction of more houses.
Welcome new Board members for 2017:
Kristy Strother (not shown)
We are seeking a Construction Manager to coordinate and direct all building activities, including materials procurement, subcontractors and site supervision. Must have strong technical and leadership skills, working knowledge of house construction, and management skills to work with both skilled and unskilled volunteers. Job is both challenging and rewarding because of partnership opportunities with Habitat families, volunteers, and the local community. Salary is negotiable based on experience; may be on contract basis per house. Send resume to: GEHFH, 3644 Rainbow Dr., Rainbow City, AL 35906 or email@example.com. Equal opportunity employer.