Theology of the Hammer
Habitat for Humanity is not a church, but is rather a servant of the Church. Since Habitat provides a creative and new way to proclaim the gospel and share God's love, this ministry can be appropriately viewed as "a new frontier in Christian missions." The ministry of building houses provides a common meeting ground where all Christians can participate, with commonality of faith in Jesus Christ, and unite their energy to build houses for the needy. This uniting in service to God is part of what Habitat refers to as The Theology of the Hammer, with the hammer often being a symbol for this ministry. Additionally, the hammer, as a tool, was significant in the life and death of our Savior, as this is certainly a tool that Jesus would have used in Joseph's carpenter shop, and the implement that was used to nail him to the cross, where he purchased our redemption!
Tax-deductible Credit Card Donations
You can make tax-deductible donations by credit card at the official Habitat for Humanity International website by clicking on the link below. Be sure to click on the orange Designate Your Gift button on the left side of the page and type 30643 in the "By U. S. Zip Code" box to search for Hart County Habitat or type Hart County, HFH in the Affiliate Name, to ensure that the money goes directly to Hart County. Otherwise, the money goes to Habitat International. This will help the organization as a whole, but does not help your community as much as a direct donation to our local affiliate.
Make a Credit Card Donation
Tax-deductible Donations by Mail
Hart County Habitat for Humanity accepts tax-deductible cash donations in order to purchase land and materials to build houses in partnership with those in need. Please send all charitable donations to:
Hart County Affiliate
Habitat for Humanity
P. O. Box 146
Hartwell, GA 30643
Habitat will send you a receipt of your donation. If you wish for your donation to be spent only in Hart County, please specify Hart County in the "for" section of your check.
Cars for Homes™ Donations
Donate a car to Cars for Homes™ and help build houses. Your vehicle donation can help a family build a home, and the hope of a better life! Car, truck, boat and RV donations help Habitat for Humanity build houses in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable shelter. Donate a car, truck, boat, RV or other vehicle to Cars for Homes™, Habitat for Humanity’s official car donation program, by calling 1-877-277-4344 toll free or online at www.carsforhomes.org.
Funds generated from vehicle sales benefit the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate and community where the donation is made. So, any donations made from Hart County will benefit the Hart County Habitat affiliate.
Hart County Habitat for Humanity provides many opportunities for involvement.
Business, Church, and Community Partners
Hart County Habitat for Humanity houses are built with primarily volunteer labor. Individual volunteers cross ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds.
Hart County Habitat's goal is to be able to build at least two houses per year. Currently, we are able to build, on average, one house per year. We need more volunteers to achieve this goal.
Although some activities require special skills, many do not. People who think they know absolutely nothing about building a house are very useful. For example, cleaning up construction debris or holding a board for someone else to nail into place is a valuable contribution. Through on-the-job activities, many volunteers have learned new skills that are beneficial in their own homes.
We usually work on Saturdays but would be delighted to have enough volunteers to establish weekday work crews.
We invite you to join us in a worthwhile activity that can lead to new friendships and a feeling of great accomplishment. Contact Executive Director Darlene Nixon at email@example.com, or phone 706-436-0741 if you would like to volunteer.
Business, Church, and Community Partners
Several local companies work with Hart County Habitat for Humanity to donate their labor for installation of such items as heating and air. Habitat has several national corporate partners who donate materials to the construction effort. If you or your business would like to donate gift-in-kind materials, please contact Executive Director Darlene Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local churches and community service groups provide meals to volunteers on build days. If your church or group would like to participate in providing lunch for construction volunteers, please contact Executive Director Darlene Nixon at email@example.com, or phone 706-436-0741.
We've all said it and heard it: everybody wants to "pound nails" and no one wants to serve on committees. Yet, without strong, well functioning committees no Habitat affiliate can sustain a long-term house building and community building effort. Hart County Habitat for Humanity carries out its work through operating committees appointed to perform the various tasks of the organization.
Hart County Habitat utilizes the following operating committees: Fundraising/ Publicity, Volunteer, Family Support, Family Selection, Food, and Church Relations. If you would like to join the work of a Habitat committee, please contact Executive Director Darlene Nixon at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 706-436-0741.
Hart County Habitat for Humanity
P. O. Box 146, Hartwell, GA 30643
The Habitat for Humanity International web site contains more information on Habitat's history, mission, volunteer opportunities and contact information for other Habitat affiliates around the world.