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Christian Donors Name Habitat for Humanity As Winner of 2003 Donor Approval Award

Christian Donors Name Habitat for Humanity As Winner of 2003 Donor Approval Award

AMERICUS, Ga., May 13, 2003–In a Donor Approval Poll conducted by Campbell Research Inc., Habitat for Humanity was named one of five Christian ministries considered by donors to be “doing the best job.” The Donor Approval Poll surveyed Americans who have donated to Christian charities within the last two years to determine which organizations are considered to be the best in accomplishing their faith-based mission.

In an open-ended survey question, respondents were asked to name the Christian ministries they considered to be “doing the best job.” Joining Habitat as 2003 Donor Approval Award Winners are Focus on the Family, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Campus Crusade for Christ and Samaritan’s Purse.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity functions as “a servant of the church” to provide people with a practical way of living out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “It is through donor support that the dream of a decent, affordable home has become a reality for hundreds of thousands of people across the world,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International. “We take seriously our stewardship of financial contributions to the ministry and are humbled by how the Lord has multiplied these resources for our global work.”

Habitat and the rest of this year’s winning ministries are the first recipients of this Campbell Research-sponsored award.

“These organizations represent the best of the best to donors,” said Bruce Campbell, president of Campbell Research Solutions, Inc., which conducted the poll.

The 2003 Donor Approval Award Poll surveyed more than 650 contributors to Christian organizations. Campbell Research has conducted marketing research studies for nationally known donor-driven and member-driven organizations since 1990.

Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 87 nations have built and sold more than 125,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.