Through the generous donations of numerous local churches and individuals, and with the substantial financial support of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Bee County Habitat for Humanity is in the process of preparing to build its first home before the end of 2013.
“Bee County Habitat for Humanity is excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas,” said board member Rev. Clayton Elder. “We are looking forward to helping our first family to build its own home.”
Attorney George “Trace” Morrill’s office, 305 N. St. Mary’s St., is serving as the main location for all Beeville application questions, pickups and submittals.
The forms also are available here at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Beeville Publishing Co.
In addition to accepting applications for housing, the board also is eager to enlist local volunteers, both inexperienced laypersons and skilled tradespeople, to perform all aspects of new home construction. They will work with other local volunteers and the family who will live in the home.
The family that Bee County Habitat for Humanity partners with will have to repay the costs of building their home.
Bee County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit.
This will be the first house build by Bee County Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people.