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1 Put your Faith into Action!

2 In a world with this …

3 ..… it is unthinkable that we tolerate this! In Canada 1.5 million households are without adequate or affordable housing Around the World Over 1 billion people live in poverty housing or on the streets

4 Who We Are Habitat for Humanity Canada… is a national, non-profit, faith-based organization. was founded in 1985, and consists of 71 Affiliate organizations from coast to coast to coast, involving over 35,000 volunteers. is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which currently works in 101 countries, has built over 300,000 homes worldwide, and is now completing a new home every 21 minutes.

5 Core Philosophy A tangible solution. Vision: Habitat for Humanity Canada envisions a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live Mission: Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty.

6 Core Philosophy A hand up, not a hand out. Values : We are guided by these shared values … HOUSING FOR ALL: We believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing is a basic human right that should be available to all people. HUMAN DIGNITY: We believe in the worth and dignity of every human being. We respect the people we serve, and those who help us in this effort, and recognize them as our greatest resource.

7 Core Philosophy Building Homes. Building Hope. Values : We are guided by these shared values … PARTNERSHIPS: We believe we can best achieve our mission through meaningful and mutually-beneficial partnerships with others. FAITH IN ACTION: We believe that faith is lived through action. Building on our Christian foundation, we serve others in a spirit of justice and compassion alongside people of all faiths and beliefs.

8 Core Philosophy Building Homes. Building Hope. A hand up, not a hand out. A tangible solution. Values : We are guided by these shared values … DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: We believe there is a role for everyone committed to our vision, mission, and values and we seek to enrich our organization through diversity.

9 Habitat for Humanity: Building on Faith  Habitat’s work is driven by the desire to give tangible expression to the love of God through the work of eliminating substandard housing.  Habitat has an open-door policy: All who desire to be a part of this work are welcome, regardless of religious beliefs or background.  As a Habitat for Humanity tradition, we present a gift to each new homeowner - at our dedication ceremonies, a Bible is given (if appropriate).

10 How does Habitat work? Habitat for Humanity Canada’s affiliates work in partnership with people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. These partnerships include:  Local volunteers and donors  Churches and service organizations  Local businesses  The partner families The completed houses are sold to partner families at no profit, and with zero-interest mortgages.

11 So now what? So, brush up on what Habitat for Humanity is all about, and then let’s get rolling!

12 Put your Faith into Action! Habitat for Humanity is building it’s first house in Moose Jaw this summer. Two more lots are ready and waiting.

13 How can our congregation help? Provide Prayerful Support: Please remember our mission and our partner families in your prayers.

14 How can our congregation help? Provide meals or snacks for our hard-working volunteers!  Meals for people  Coffee, tea, water & soft drinks  Cookies, muffins, granola bars and fruit make great snacks!

15 How can our congregation help? Volunteer on a “build” with other members of our congregation!

16 How can our congregation help? Participate in Building

17 How can our congregation help? Give of your… Time Funds Materials Services

18 How can our congregation help? Contribute to the work of Habitat for Humanity by giving directly to: Habitat For Humanity – Moose Jaw C/O Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce 88 Saskatchewan Street East Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0V4

19 How can our congregation help? Contact: Bill Harris Swanee Gemmell Call: Habitat for Humanity Moose Jaw or

20 How Will You Benefit?  Make a tangible and positive impact on your community  Build alongside a Habitat partner family  Participate in the heart-warming dedication of a new home  Live out your principles and put your faith into action!

21 Join with us…

22 so that families like this…

23 …can feel joy like this!


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