House #47 on Calhoun Drive in East Gadsden for Allison and Jorge Alegria and their three children is ready for the new homeowners. The house is sponsored by funds from the Habitat Dragon Boat Festival and a Gibson Family Foundation Grant. The house was built by the Greater Gadsden Home Builders Association, GSCC Carpentry Class, volunteers and partnership families. It was completed June 19th.
Thanks to the Major Sponsors, Festival Partners, and other organizations and individual contributors who provided the entry fees for the 28 teams, and the many terrific volunteers who helped produce the festival. Your support of the 4th Annual Habitat Dragon Boat Festival made it a real success!
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.