A world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build affordable homes and give hope to families in our local communities.
About Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity
The Fergus Falls Area Affiliate was formed in January 1991. The first Habitat house was dedicated in June 1992. With the help we received from dedicated volunteers and generous donations, the Fergus Falls Affiliate felt confident in seeking a goal of building at least 2 houses each year.
The Fergus Falls Area affiliate includes Fergus Falls and the surrounding communities of western Otter Tail County. 58 Habitat homes have been built since 1991 throughout the area in the communities of Barrett, Battle Lake, Breckenridge, Dalton, Clitherall, Elbow Lake, Fergus Falls, Ottertail City, Pelican Rapids, Richville, Rothsay, Underwood, Fairmount and Wahpeton.
Opportunities for local involvement include building on homes, serving on the Board of Directors and serving on working committees of the affiliate. These committees include Family Selection, Finance, Fund Development, Public Relations, Site and Building. The committees and Board of Directors typically meet on a monthly basis. Committees have varied schedules to accommodate the schedule of its members.
Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All Are Welcome
Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.