Wolf River Habitat for Humanity was officially incorporated on December 12, 1997 and our affiliation with Habitat for Humanity International was approved August 1, 1998. Committees were formed, contacts made with churches and other organizations of the area and fundraising events took place. Many volunteers came to help with renovation of the Lutheran Indian Mission, located north of Gresham. That building (on the National Registry of Historic Places) became our first Habitat office, warehouse, and workshop. Groundbreaking for our first Habitat home took place April 22, 2000, on a donated lot in the Town of Wescott. We are especially thankful for the Christian principles on which Habitat was founded, the many answers to prayer and wonderful volunteers.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Wolf River Habitat for Humanity
Wolf River 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. Wolf River 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
Wolf River 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.
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.