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Habitat Appoints David Williams Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Americus, Ga. - June, 29 2000 - In a time of rapidly accelerating construction worldwide, the founder and president of America’s largest nonprofit housing organization announced Friday that key leadership functions are being restructured and expanded at Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) headquarters here. Appointed to serve as HFHI’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer was David Williams, currently Senior Vice President, Administration. He will oversee all aspects of HFHI’s global operations, and will serve as Chief Executive Officer in Fuller’s absence.

“This ministry will accomplish more in the next five years than we have achieved in the past 24 years: 100,000 new houses by 2005,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI). “David Williams is the right person to help guide us into an exciting new era while maintaining our passionate commitment to integrity and stewardship.”

Williams, 41, is a dedicated, long-time volunteer and professional member of the Habitat family. Originally from Dallas, Pa., Williams came to HFHI from Houston, Texas, where he volunteered for six years with Houston Habitat for Humanity, and was executive director of the Houston Food Bank. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston. He lives in Americus, Ga., with his wife and children.

“I’m grateful to Millard and the International Board of Directors for their confidence in me,” Williams said. “We have the best management team in the history of the organization. I am looking forward to making a good team even better. I covet the prayers of all concerned for God’s direction and wisdom in this new position.”

Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. HFHI and its 1,916 affiliates in 67 nations have built and sold more than 90,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.