Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County, Georgia
P.O. Box 490
4914 Battlefield Parkway
Ringgold, GA 30736

Tel: 706-861-5858

E-mail: habitat1@catt.com

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Catoosa County HFH 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.

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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.

Contact

P.O. Box 490
4914 Battlefield Parkway
Ringgold, GA 30736

Tel: 706-861-5858

E-mail: habitat1@catt.com

Area: Serving all of Catoosa County in northwest Georgia
Founded in 1991

News

Congratulations to Brian Morris and his family. The Morris family closed on their home April 3, 2009.

Check the local newspaper for dedications for the lastest recipients of home ownership--coming soon!

Habitat for Humanity--Catoosa County will be participating in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program which will help families obtain a rehabbed house. If you are interested in receiving one of these homes please call or email for an application today!

Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for recipients. All homeowners must:

  • Have a need for housing
  • be required to take a Home Buyer seminar as well as participate in One on One Counseling and Financial / Budgeting Counseling.
  • provide 500 hours of sweat equity on the build of their own home or another recipient's home
  • be a Catoosa County resident
  • have income which does not exceed 50% of the aream media income

    Several cars have been donated recently for the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County. This is a convenient way to get rid of those used vehicles that you no longer need. Regardless of their condition, Cars For Homes will make all of the arrangements! Contact our office to see how your organization can help with this fund-raising project! Ideal for Boy Scout groups to be a part of Habitat for Humanity (See the "Details" section of this page to find out how to donate.)

    The Lydia Sunday School Class at the Ringgold First Baptist Church (FBC) has and continues to make a donation to the Catoosa Habitat affiliate on a routine basis. Parkway Baptist Temple also contributes to our affiliate as well.

    A gracious "thank you" to the following sponsors--so far--for continued support:

  • Environguard, Inc.
  • Home Depot, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • Catoosa Utilities
  • APAC - Mid South
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Ringgold Telephone Company
  • Rossville Bank
  • Capital Bank
  • Parkway Baptist Temple

    The Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County Board Meeting is the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Ringgold FBC Fellowship Hall. Guests must contact the office prior to attending a Board Meeting. Guests are welcome by calling ahead of time @706-861-5858.

    • 2009 Schedule
    • March 19
    • April 16
    • May 14 (2nd Thurs. due to conflicting activities at church)

    Jack Joseph Babb--Another loved one, friend, and loyal member of Habitat for Humanity slipped from our midst on June 29, 2009. Jack showed his strength in many ways, one of which was his long fight with cancer.

    Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County, Georgia is one of the many who mourns the loss. Words spoken by those who have worked with him can never adequately express this loss. Jack and Kathryn were amoung the first board members of the body. He gave himself in so many ways that they all cannot be listed: He shared his talents, equipment, expertise, and financial efforts with the recipients of the affiliate's home owners. In fact, it is best said with these words, "he gave his all."

    Jack will be missed and long remembered.

  • Get Involved

    Something magical happens when a community unites for one purpose. "Hammering, drilling and sweating" are just a few ways you can support the efforts of Catoosa County Habitat For Humanity. There is alot that goes into building a habitat house prior to construction. Your talents, skills and knowledge are critical to the success of families acquiring "a decent house in a decent community for God's people."

    In order to expand our capacity to build, we are constantly seeking creative ways to meet our goals and we need your help! Below are a few ways you can help:

    • Pray for Habitat
    • Educate the community: Partner with an HFH representative to conduct presentations in schools, churches, and various organizations
    • Provide technical support to administrative staff (i.e. experienced Web-page designers are needed to construct and maintain a much needed new site.
    • Donate products, talents and services
    • Help man booths at different events
    • Participate and rally support in special partnership programs such as Bi-Lo, Food Lion and Goodsearch.com
    • Contribute to online donations--Select the Donate Online link to make your donation now!
    • Donate a car, boat, truck or RV!Go online www.carsforhomes.org for details.

    DETAILS

    BI-LO--Contact the office to obtain a Bi-Lo Boosters Plus bar code. We recently received our first donation from our partnership with Bi-Lo. Once the bar code is scanned, Bi-Lo will donate one (1) percent of all purchases made using your Bi-Lo card to the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County.

    FOOD LION--Food Lion’s LionShop & Share is an easy and most convenient way for you to provide financial support to the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County. Each time you shop at Food Lion and use your MVP card, a portion of your total grocery purchase will be donated to the Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County.

    Food Lion knows it is important to be involved in the local communities in which it serves, and LionShop & Share is their way of helping our community and our Habitat affiliate grow and prosper.

    To participate in the LionShop & Share program we must have 25 MVP cards registered. To register your MVP card follow these steps

    • Ensure that your browser session has Pop Ups enabled
    • Access the Food Lion web site (www.foodlion.com)
    • Select the Lion Shop and Share link in the “In the Community” section on the left of the page
    • Select the Register MVP cards
    • Click on the Select Organization button
    • Select GA from the State dropdown
    • Select Ringgold from the City dropdown
    • Select Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa Co from the Organization drop down
    • Select the Ok button
    • Select the Add MVP Cards button
    • Enter your 12 digit MVP card number, name and phone number
    • Select the Next Button
    • Review your entry and select the Finished button
    Or simply send your 12 digit MVP card number to habitat@catt.com, and we will enroll your MVP card. You can also call 706-861-5858 with your 12 digit MVP card number.

    CARS FOR HOMES: To donate a car, boat, truck or RV copy this link to your browser: www.carsforhomes.org. Cars For Homes handles all donations and will make arrangements to pick up and process the car and send the money to our office. Make sure that you specify that it your donation is for Catoosa County!

    POTENTIAL HOMEOWNERS APPLICATION:

    We can now email an application to those who are interested in becoming a homeowner through Habitat. Call 706-861-5858 or email habitat@catt.com. You must be a resident of Catoosa County, meet income qualifications and provide sweat equity as your home is constructed. Applications are being accepted for homes to be constructed in 2009. The office is staffed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Web Sites of Interest - Copy the url to your browser

    • Community Development Corporation http://www.dwcdc.org/
    • Food Lion http://www.food.lion
    • Bi-Lo http://www.bi-lo.com
    • A Helpful Guide for Home Owners http://www.home-smart.org/index.aspx
    • Lowes http://www.lowes.com
    • Tractor Supply http://www.mytscstore.com/
    • TOPS www.tops.org
    • carsforhomes.org

    Go to http://www.habitat.org/ to visit the Habitat for Humanity International web site.

    Help us eliminate substandard housing in our community! It's quick, easy and safe to support the house-building, hope-building work of Catoosa County HFH 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.

    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.