Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope in creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry with the goal of making decent, affordable housing available to every family worldwide. Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity (RVHFH) is committed to achieving that goal in Somerset and Hunterdon counties.
About Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity
Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Our Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes. We advocate for fair and just housing policies and 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
Habitat for Humanity Raritan Valley 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.
Teaming Up to Make a Difference
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization headquartered in Georgia that builds affordable homes for low-income families around the world. The Raritan Valley chapter is among several affiliates within New Jersey and serves the local Somerset and Hunterdon counties allowing locals to give back to the community. Volunteers in this chapter have built 48 homes since 1994, and on Friday, October 24, a group of Johnson & Johnson’s ITLDP members joined the efforts of helping out.
As we stood out in the mud and cool morning air, just off of Belvedere Avenue in Lambertville New Jersey at 8:30 am, 14 members of the ITLDP Class of 2013 and 2014 awaited their safety brief from the facilitators of Habitat for Humanity. Read the full story ->
House Warming Gifts
Our Lambertville home is almost finished and our new family is excited to be moving in! They will be able to enjoy a decent spacious home for their family of five. The teenage daughter’s are so thrilled to decorate and finally have a place to call their own. They are in need of many everyday household items. Please visit our Facebook page to view all the items needed. Any Donations would be greatly appreciated. If you have any gently used items or new that you would like to donate please contact Evanyini Perez at Marketing@rvhabitat.org or 908-704-0016 x17.
Up Coming Events
Get Involved – Volunteers Needed!
Calling all volunteers! Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity will be hosting their Women Build on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, at the Lambertville site. Women Builds are a national empowering program, designed to help women come together and learn valuable construction and homebuilding skills. During the week-long event, women devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. Previous volunteers have said that the workdays have helped them become more confident in their abilities, and that they were able to bond with other women who shared the same interest in helping low income families. Everyone participating will need to attend a Lowes workshop, either on Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00pm or Saturday, April 18th at 11:00am. If you would like volunteer with us for this year’s event, please contact Evanyini Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-704-0016 x17 or visit our Facebook page for more details.