ParisLamarCoHFH 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 1555
170 S. E. 8th Street Suite A
Paris, TX 75460
Area: Paris and Lamar County, Texas.
Founded in 1995
MILESTONE ~In 2013 we dedicated two homes, repaired and painted 7 homes, held a successful golf tournament and surpassed the goals we had set for expanding our Facebook and Twitter sites.
A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS ~ We established our program in 2009 with the proceeds from our 1st Annual Golf Open. This tournament continues to provide the funds to maintain our inventory of supplies as well as provide grants to low-income homeowners to assist with the necessary repairs prior to painting their homes. Additional grants from Liberty National Bank, Keep Paris Beautiful and United Way of Lamar County help support our program and enable us to keep the cost affordable for homeowners. At the end of the 2013 season, our combined total for the four years is 26 homes that have benefitted from "A Brush With Kindness."
Please contact our Habitat office if your church, organization or other group would like to contribute financially, recommend a homeowner, or volunteer to help paint an ABWK home.
ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT ~ Each year we sponsor a tournament in September at Pine Ridge Golf Course, 5615 Pine Mill Road, Paris, TX. Please contact our Habitat office for more information.
We are recruiting volunteers for our construction and ABWK programs. Our construction workdays are Monday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our ABWK program involves a Friday/Satuday project scheduled once or twice a month depending on the availability of volunteers. All dates are posted on our Facebook page. For more information, please call our office at 903-783-0599.
SOCIAL MEDIA ~ Follow us on Facebook.com/Paris/Lamar County Habitat for Humanity and Twitter @ParisLamarCoH4H
If you or someone you know is in need of decent affordable housing or own a home in need of AWBK, please call our office for more information.
Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of ParisLamarCoHFH 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.