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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


stands for habitat for humanity
jimmy carter made this organization well known
because of his involvement in the builds

there are chapters scattered all over the world
we have one in williamson county here in central texas
houses have been built in jarrell georgetown round rock
leander and taylor
65+ of them
plus lots of rebuilds and rehabs of established houses
now in nearby austin they have the benefit of larger donor
in williamson county there is really only one big company
dell computers
who regularly donates by donating to habitat for humanity
based on the donor hours of its employees
if an employee works 6 hours they donate an amount equal
to part of their pay

thats the only big donor

the way habitat for humanity williamson county works
they have a restore that gets stuff donated to them like
lumber windows doors shelving plumbing etc
they sell it
the revenue helps offset the cost of operating the store
and habitat for humanity

the majority of the monies for its operations and
its houses it builds comes from donations

in the past a large group like a church or a business
eg a large well known bank use to sponsor at least
one house a year
they give enough money  to build the house

however those fundings from churches and businesses
have dried up
thanks to the economy
you would think since we bailed out the banks
since they are making a killing right now
they could still support house builds

the way habitat for humanity works is
a person must be gainfully employed
have a good credit rating
be within the federal guidelines for income
to qualify for a house

then they have to put in somewhere between
350-500 hours of actually working on their house
or with habitat or humanity

then the new owner signs a note for the mortgage
which is usually about half what its assessed value
usually around $60,0000+ at zero percent interest
most of the work is done by volunteers to cut down
on the cost of the house
some contractors like concrete plumbing electrical
have to be paid although many do it at reduced rates

these houses are built to look better than the houses that
surround them even in the subdivisions eg in round rock
they improve the look of the community
have increased the tax base for that area

so it all starts
when there is money raised to build the house
eg you have to have $60,000 to start
right now because of the lack of big donors the next
house funding is not in place

they or i say we since i feel like im part of habitat
need help
i am diverting $250 from money i have accumulated for
landscaping to the house build
since if the house dont get built then there wont be no

you can help financially by
making a donation for this house build

go to

-click on donate today in the middle of the screen
put in your donation amount eg i will put in $250

-on the next line id like to make this donation click on  construction

-on the next line write in moonglow house
that way the money will go to the construction of that house
so we can get started on it

you can also use a form to mail in a check just click on that part

donate some of your tax refund

this family for this house
both are employed but are below the federal guidelines for poverty
to qualify
says something about what people get paid
they and their kids are excited to get the house
they already are working at our present build to get in
their hours
remember its not given to them
they have to earn it and pay for it

habitat for humanity williamson county has a successful
rate of folks who stay in their houses
much better than the banks or mortgage houses

please help

the organicgreen doctor

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