Annette Perreault, the Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, spoke to the Georgetown Breakfast Club this Tuesday. Perreault updated the members on the latest news from Habitat for Humanity and the most pressing issues it faces.
Habitat for Humanity has been in Georgetown County since 1991. Since that time, they have built 97 homes for those in need in Georgetown County. One of the challenges faced by Habitat for Humanity is that one-third of the housing in Georgetown County is substandard. Efforts are being made to increase funds to build simple, affordable homes to people in need.
Habitat for Humanity believes that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build and repair houses all over the world using volunteer labor and donations. Their partner families purchase these houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgage loans or innovative financing methods.
Habitat for Humanity has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, they have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.