“There is great joy in working with others to help people in need of decent housing.”
Steve Scharfenberg, Gadsden-Etowah HFH co-founder and volunteer for 21 years.
“I raised my hand to help, and life hasn’t been the same since. I don’t know how many years I have left. These are the final chapters of my life, and I want to do things that matter.”
Irving Hall of Albuquerque, N.M. a Habitat volunteer and house sponsor.
“You will be in heaven before you realize the impact you’ve had today.”
Bishop Kenneth Ulmer of the Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angles, CA, addressing volunteers at the 2007 Carter Work Project.
“Home is a place that centers you! A child needs to be nurtured, and nurturing takes time and attention. Unfortunately, the more sophisticated our world becomes, the less time and attention a child gets. “Home” to a child means much more than a roof over this head.”
Sidney Poitier, actor
“I dug dirt, laid brick, hung sheetrock, hammered, painted, roofed and best of all, and came to the reality that there are wonderful, selfless people still existing in this angry world. I felt love for me and my children. My experience with Habitat for Humanity has led me on a wonderful, memorable adventure that showed me that my philosophy of aiming high and working hard will lead to success.”
April Walker-Cowgill, Gadsden-Etowah HFH homeowner #4
“It’s so addicting to be a part of something you can actually see being accomplished. After a show, sometimes you think, “What proof do I have that that actually happened?” On a Habitat build site, you have that evidence right there in front of you.”
Tim Foreman, bassist for the pop-rock band Switchfoot.