Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Today, Habitat for Humanity is a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing.
In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat’s ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat’s work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country.
Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem―decent housing for all. Today, Habitat has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world.
Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County, N. C., Inc. is a locally-run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HFHAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors led by board president Jacqui Laukaitis. Board members chair a variety of HFHAC committees, including Family Support, Family Selection, ReStore, Marketing, and more. Executive Director Chris Gillespie provides day-to-day leadership of the ministry.
As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International our Vision and Mission mirror those of Habitat for Humanity International:
Our Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity does not proselytize. People of all faiths and no faith participate as volunteers, donors and partner families. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We conduct our programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Our motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” without regard to one another’s spiritual beliefs.