John Parks accepts 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award from Habitat for Humanity Board members and staff: L-R: Marisa Moehr, Adm. Asst., John Parks, Steve Scharfenberg, Construction Coordinator and Suzanne Scharfenberg, Board President. John was recognized by the Alabama Association of Habitat Affiliates state organization in February 2014. Thank you, John, for 10 years of dedciated and loyal volunteer service!
The double groundbreaking for Houses #45 & #46 took place May 9, 2014 for the McArthur and Pierre families. The two new homes will be located in north Gadsden.
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 these families at no profit and with no interest.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individuals and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into 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.