Habitat Birmingham News

9th Annual BBQ for Building is Set for Saturday, April 9th

BBQ for Building is an annual fundraising event benefiting Habitat Birmingham’s housing ministry. Event proceeds help to build and sale a house in partnership with a family in need of quality, affordable housing.

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Building On Faith Marks Beginning of Lenten Season

Lenten season is a period of prayer and fasting before Easter, and a time to reach out to our most vulnerable neighbors.
The faith community is joining together build a house in partnership with a deserving, low-income family starting March 2.

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Holiday Open House Set for Thursday, November 17

Habitat Birmingham will host its annual Holiday Open House at its Workshop Center at 7952 Crestwood Blvd in Irondale on Thursday, November 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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“Corporate Challenge” Is More Fun Than Challenging

It was a fun day out of the office for a dozen businesses this Fall. They took Habitat for Humanity’s Corporate Challenge; a team-building program designed uniquely for businesses to encourage workforce unity, promote volunteerism, and make a positive difference in the community.

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2016 Home Builders Blitz

Home Builders Blitz is an exciting one-week house building event in partnership with professional homebuilders, experts in the home building industry, area sponsors, and hundreds of volunteers.

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Alabama Power Service Organization to build green Habitat home in one week

Birmingham, AL – This year marks the 23rd Habitat for Humanity home built by volunteers with the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO) Magic City Chapter and numerous partners. The house will be built June 1-10 in Calera. Volunteers are building a Superior Solutions home with many energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features.  “Community empowerment is at the heart of the Alabama Power Foundation and APSO,” said Myla Calhoun, president of the Alabama Power Foundation. “Our employees and their families are passionate about serving the community, and APSO gives them many opportunities to do so by working with nonprofits across the state. This partnership between APSO and Habitat is one such example.”  “We value our long-term partnership with Alabama Power Service Organization,” said Charles Moore, President & CEO of Greater Birmingham Habitat for Humanity. “Affordable housing is out of reach for many working households in our co ...

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8th Annual BBQ for Building

    Birmingham, AL (April 19th, 2016) - This year's BBQ was a big success. We had an fantastic turnout and a ton of fun. The weather was absolutely amazing, and so was the BBQ. Congratulations to this year's winners!  CATEGORY WINNERS: GRAND CHAMPIONS - Blue Pig Club (shown in picture) SAUCE 1ST PLACE - WAPI Resevoir Hogs SAUCE 2ND PLACE - 99.5 Nash Icon ...

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Habitat Birmingham Partners With Local Business to Get Multiple Families "Home For the Holidays"

Birmingham, AL (December 31st, 2015) - For many, “home for the holidays” means hanging ornaments or baking cookies, giving gifts, and having a nice dinner with family and friend. The holiday season also can mean a time for reaching out to our neighbors and communities — caroling from house to house, helping with a canned goods drive, serving at a shelter or in a soup kitchen. For Habitat for Humanity, “home for the holidays” means a time when we complete the last houses we will build for the year and hold dedications with those families who will soon move in time to be home for the holidays… 2015 was no different. This year we partnered up with several sponsors to ensure that three families got to be in their homes for Christmas: The Collins family, the George family, and the Mearon family. It truly was the most wonderful time of year. 2015 Home for the Holidays Sponsors: ABC 33/40 ▪ Amerex Corporation ▪  Ben Franklin Plumbing/One Hour Heating and AC ▪  ...

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Partnering with communities of faith to provide affordable housing solutions

Birmingham, AL (October 15th, 2015) – As an ecumenical ministry, Habitat Birmingham consistently works alongside and is supported by a number of different churches and faith communities, and this fall building season is no different. On September 12th two houses started construction -- the Covington family home sponsored by the Birmingham Covenant of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, and the Nail family home dually sponsored by Presbytery of Sheppards & Lapsley, and South Highland Presbyterian Church. This Saturday, October 17th, the Rogers family home will start construction in partnership with Mountain Brook Baptist Church and Mountain Brook High School.  Every week we are blessed to have volunteers support us with construction on behalf of churches like Vestavia Hills United Methodist, Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, The Worship Center, Riverchase United Methodist, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, and First Presbyterian of Alabaster. Not only do these volunteer work ...

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UAB community builds home for the Dixon family in honor of Americans with Disabilities Act

Birmingham, AL (October 6th, 2015) – This July marked the 25th anniversary of the passing of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), legislation that aims to prohibit discrimination and guarantee that people living with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. Following the annual tradition of sponsoring a home, the UAB Benevolent Fund is building a special house this year that gives all members of the Dixon family the opportunity to live and grow in a safe place.  The house started construction September 17th and is set to dedicate on November 3rd. Members from all aspects of the UAB community have come out in full force to support construction of the Dixon family home, which is looking more and more like a house every day. The Benevolent Fund has been documenting the whole process through Facebook and Flickr.  When asked how she felt about receiving this opportunity for her family, Monique Dixon said "“Owning my own home will be a new experience that will be ...

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