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2001–2005 Timeline: More than houses

More than houses
Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors names Jonathan T.M. Reckford to serve as the organization's new chief executive officer.
 
On December 26, 2004, a tsunami devastates parts of South Asia. Habitat for Humanity steps in to help by providing shelter and technical assistance to victims.
 
In 2005, Habitat for Humanity unveils its new logo to secure and promote a consistent image around the world.
2001
Habitat celebrates its 25th anniversary in Indianapolis, Indiana with a blitz build, resulting in the completion of 25 houses. Celebrations also include a World Leaders Build with entertainment, workshops and the Global Leaders Conference, in which representatives from various countries gathered to discuss successes, challenges and innovations. U.S. President George W. Bush works on a Habitat for Humanity home in Tampa, Florida.

Women Build launches its second program, "Women Building A Legacy," through which state first ladies, celebrities and women from all walks of life swing hammers to address the problem of children in poverty.

Millard and Linda Fuller travel to Uganda and several other African nations to celebrate the 20,000th house built on the continent of Africa.
2002
A team of volunteers in Shelby County, Alabama break the record for the fastest Habitat house build(video), completed in just 3 1/2 hours.

Habitat builds its tallest Habitat building (five-story condominium) in San Francisco, California.
2003
Habitat for Humanity opens the Global Village & Discovery Center in Americus, Georgia, which displays replicas of Habitat houses from around the world. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former Zambia President Kenneth David Kaunda are in attendance.

Building on the Dream is introduced as an annual event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy.

Habitat receives the 2003 Campbell Research Inc. Donor Approval Award.

Habitat's 150,000th house is built in Romania. The 50,000th U.S. and Latin America house milestone is reached.
2004
Habitat for Humanity International and the United Nations Human Settlements Program partner to address urban poverty and disaster relief issues in developing countries.

HFHI reaches its 100-country goal.

Habitat is featured in the 2004 edition of America's Greatest Brands.

Habitat celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Building on Faith.

Habitat celebrates its 800th campus chapter worldwide at the International School Manila in the Philippines.
2005
Habitat for Humanity International's board of directors names Jonathan T.M. Reckford to serve as the organization's new chief executive officer.

In Knoxville, Tennessee, Habitat celebrates the construction of its 200,000th house, providing safe and decent shelter for one million people since its founding in 1976.

HFHI launches its new logo.

In El Salvador, 45 churches from around the world blitz build 20 houses to launch Habitat's largest international church campaign to date—building 500 houses within five years in that country.

Habitat for Humanity International establishes a national Cars for Homes vehicle donation program.

Habitat launches Operation Home Delivery to help provide assistance and rebuild along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Habitat for Humanity Jamaica assists victims of Hurricane Ivan, providing houses for more than 210 families in five communities.