City of Fort Smith Spotlight of the Month is..

Habitat for Humanity

habitatThe City of Fort Smith is pleased to have the Habitat for Humanity organization here in Fort Smith. This wonderful organization is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through construction, 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 shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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 and decent housing regardless of race or religion.

If you are interested in applying for a habitat home, please contact their office at 479-782-8255 or visit them at 421 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith.

You can help make a difference – I did!  - Wendy Mathis