A group of five 17 year old young men from Georgia came to Oak Ridge to help build a handicap ramp alongside our weekday volunteer construction crew. They learned a lot about construction, but more importantly, they learned about what it means to give of yourself to help others.
Collegiate Challenge is a program through Habitat for Humanity International. Student groups spend time during their breaks from school to serve the larger community. Not only do they donate their time and energy, they donate their own money!
Instead of spending their donated money on food and lodging, we purchase the materials needed for the project(s) they will be working on. We have another group of students coming the week of July 10-16. This group is coming all the way from the University of California at Irvine!
Please consider making a donation to feed these selfless young people. You can donate through our secure portal located on this website or mail a check to our office at 111 Randolph Rd., Oak Ridge. Indicate that your donation is for "feeding the kids". If you'd like to contribute a prepared meal, please email Charlotte Bowers at email@example.com or call the Habitat office at 865-482-7713.
A special thank you to the churches that allow these groups to stay in their facilities. The Georgia boys stayed at Roberstsville Baptist Church and the California group will be staying at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church.
Thank you in advance for your donation. Together, we can end poverty housing in Anderson County!
Founded in 1992, Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County is an ecumenical ministry that builds simple, decent and affordable houses with participating families; working with diverse individuals, organizations, and faith communities to serve others.
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County is an ecumenical ministry that builds, repairs, and rehabilitates simple, decent and affordable houses with participating families; working with diverse individuals, businesses, organizations and faith communities to serve others.
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 (1) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (2)
listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.