Simmons University Volunteers with HFHOJC

This week, students from Simmons University in Boston, MA used their Spring Break week to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County.

For more than 25 years, Habitat has provided alternative school break volunteer opportunities to high school and college students. Since this program began in the late ’80s, more than 250,000 have committed to building safe, affordable homes across the United States through Collegiate Challenge.

HFHOJC is thrilled to have these enthusiastic volunteers select Southeast Texas as their destination for Spring Break. Their hard work and dedication to our mission of providing affordable housing for low income families just goes to show you what incredible college students they are!

Qatar Harvey Fund Enables Repairs

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County was awarded $606,956.98 to fund one complete rebuild and repairs to 71 homes in Jefferson and Orange Counties damaged during Hurricane Harvey. Habitat would like to thank the people of Qatar for their generous support in rebuilding homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey as part of the Qatar Harvey Fund.

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World Habitat Day Planned

With hurricane season in full swing, we are reminded of the need for adequate housing all over the world. The impacts of a storm like Irma on the Bahamas, and Maria on Puerto Rico graphically display how insubstantial some building can be in other countries. To spotlight the need for adequate housing all over the world, Habitat for Humanity has chosen Monday, October 7th as World Habitat Day.

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Thrivent Volunteers

Thrivent volunteers in blue, homeowner Ramon Duggans in front.

It’s always hard to find volunteers to work in the hot Texas summer, so we were grateful when Thrivent sent a group of volunteers for a week, mid-July. They spent the week in Orange, Texas building a home for Ramona Duggans. Ramona came out and worked alongside the volunteers.

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Veteran Build

In December of 2018, Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County broke ground on a rebuild of a home for Sammy Jones of the Charlton Pollard neighborhood. This rebuild was made possible by the generous donations of Wells Fargo, the American Red Cross and ExxonMobil.

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