Why we serve Hear from just a few Habitat volunteers who share what motivates them to help their neighbors. Read more Stories Read about Habitat's work in your community and around the world. A Q&A with Jimmy Carter Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the importance of service to others: "Investments in helping others always pay rich dividends.” Read More Improving the human condition by giving back Donna Ricca shares why she gives back by volunteering with Habitat in an effort to improve the human condition. Read More Housing’s effects on child development Dr. Megan Sandel on the significant effect that housing has on children’s health and development Read More Helping Florida families recover from Hurricane Irma Habitat Highlands County is working to help families affected by hurricane Irma through critical home repairs and even helping hurricane-displaced families like Natria's become first-time homeowners. Read More A family in Florida begins rebuilding after Hurricane Irma Alina and Carlos see their house as an act of kindness. Many acts, actually. Volunteers from eight years ago who helped the family raise their walls returned to help them rebuild after Hurricane Irma. Read More This Habitat volunteer traveled to all 50 states in 2017 In January 2017, a former corporate executive and 32-year Habitat volunteer from Bloomington, Indiana, hitched up a camper to his truck with a goal of volunteering with Habitat in all 50 states — in a year’s time. Read More Load More Subscribe to our monthly newsletter Get the latest stories, news and events, and volunteer opportunities from Habitat delivered to your inbox.