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Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Charity Profile
For the past nineteen years Habitat for Humanity of Highlands County has worked diligently to build safe, decent, affordable housing a reality for over 130 families in Sebring, Avon Park and Lake Placid. These hard working families provide the much-needed services to our community. They are our hospital workers, our day care providers, our elder care professionals, government staff, and retail employees just to name a few. They often do not make enough to qualify for conventional mortgage financing or slightly too much for government subsidy programs. They toil in the shadows of our economy often under served and under appreciated until, of course they are no longer here. Through our ministry we have been able to break the vicious cycle of working class poverty, by enabling our families to successfully transition from renting to ownership. They are able to accumulate a little bit of wealth to send their children to college, be better prepared for that unforeseen medical emergency, have the necessary food on the table, and maybe even retire someday with a bit of dignity. They proudly pay their property taxes and participate in greater numbers in community activities.
Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Information
We are excited that you have considered Highlands County Habitat for Humanity to share your time and talents! There are a variety of opportunities for you to share your skills with our organization. Every person has a skill that will assist us with our mission to help better our community.