Emporia-Greensville Habitat is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of labor - "sweat equity" - into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
P.O. Box 1229
Emporia, VA 23847
Area: We build houses in the City of Emporia and Greensville County. We also accept applications from the surrounding counties of Brunswick and Sussex since there is no Habitat affiliate there.
Founded in 1998
** RESTORE ** : Our ReStore is located at 705 N. Main Street in Emporia. Starting Saturday, April 28, 2007, we will be open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This thrift store will accept building materials, home and office furnishings, large and small appliances, and lawn and garden items. Furnishings, appliances, or lawn & garden items must be clean and in good working condition. Some building materials can be slighly damaged by usable. We do not accept bedding or upholstered furniture at this time.
** HOME BUILDING ** : In October 2004, we completed our sixth home. We typically build one house per year. So far, we have built 1 house in the City of Emporia and 5 houses in Greensville County.
** FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS ** : We are participating in the Combined Virginia Campaign (CVC - code 3453) and the Combined Federal Campaigns of Central Virginia (CFC - code 4268) and South Hampton Roads (CFC - code 8027). State and federal employees can make a donation to Habiat through these campaigns.
** Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for HomesTM ** : Your car donation can help a family build a house, and the hope of a better life! Car 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 Habitat's Cars for HomesTM vehicle donation program by calling 1-877-277-4344 or visiting www.carsforhomes.org
** VOLUNTEERING ** : When we have a house under construction, we need construction volunteers to work on the house and lunch volunteers to bring meals to the construction site. We typically work on Saturdays from about 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and lunch, water, and snacks are provided. For more info or to schedule a day to volunteer, call 434-594-4899. We invite groups of 5-15 and individuals to be construction volunteers.
** HOMEOWNERSHIP ** : Our homeownership application process begins with a "Finacial Freedom and the American Dream" workshop that takes place on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. As part of this workshop, participants will download their credit report from the Internet. Call the Greensville-Emporia Cooperative Extension Office at 434-348-4233 to register. Call Habitat at 434-594-4899 about the application process and our qualifications.
Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of Emporia-Greensville Habitat through Habitat for Humanity International's secure online donation system. You can even send a gift card announcing your donation in honor of a loved one or a special occasion.