Seeking to put God’s love into action, Hancock County Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced last week that recent liver surgery revealed that he had cancer which had spread to other parts of his body. This Thursday (8/20) he held a press conference in which he stated, “I have had a wonderful life,” and that, “It is in the hands of God, whom I worship.” That afternoon he began a course of radiation therapy for the melanoma.
For over 30 years, President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have been the most visible and hands-on supporters of our world-wide mission. He, Mrs. Carter, and their extended family and friends all are in our thoughts and prayers.
President Carter encouraged Habitat to continue with its plans for the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, still on track to take place in Nepal in November. Habitat will work with 100 families in the Ratnanager municipality in the Chitwan district near the city of Bharatpur (Nepal’s fifth-largest city, ~100 miles west of the capital, Kathmandu). Having been a part of the June 2003 Valdosta, Georgia, work project as an AmeriCorps member, I [Kelley] would encourage everyone to consider participating in one of these events now or in the future.
Please enjoy this article (click here) on the work projects (from which the above photo came) in an old edition of Habitat International’s publication, Habitat World.
Yes, it’s almost that time of year again…. Time to put down your hammers and pick up your golf clubs to come help raise funds and awareness for our homebuilding mission!
Click here for a registration form or call 667-8484 and leave a message to have one mailed to you. We invite you to take part this year by participating as a:
- Corporate Sponsor ($500): You will be acknowledged by having your company’s banner on display at the clubhouse during the event, with your logo in a printed thank you advertisement immediately following the tournament, and with a logo and link displayed on our website at www.hancockcountyhabitat.org.
- Hole Sponsor ($100): Your company’s name will be prominently displayed at a tee box or green, will appear in the newspaper thank you advertisement, and will also be listed on our website.
- Foursome Scramble Team ($80 per player)—enjoy the fall foliage as you golf, warm up by the clubhouse fire afterwards, and partake of the yummy food served both before and after tournament play.
While completed just before Christmas, we waited until Spring started to make its presence known before dedicating our 18th home for Missy, Ashley, and Brodie. Here are a few pictures from the day, the program (click here) and speeches (click here) for those who were not able to attend, and a link (click here) to a wonderful sermon inspired by the day given by Rev. Tim Hall of Castine.
An excerpt from our Annual Appeal: Of our ministry’s impact, one long-time homeowner said: “I am so proud of my home, and I am so proud of the people who helped my family build this home. I am humbled about everything that has happened for my family because of Habitat—most especially the opportunities my children have had and the life we’ve been able to make together in our home and on our land. I would not even be who I am and have the job that I have right now if it weren’t for Hancock County Habitat….”
Our current project in Sedgwick wrapped up just before Christmas!!! Visit Our Current Project page to learn more or our Facebook site to see images of the build progress from start to finish.