|About Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County|
Habitat for Humanity of Ogle County, Inc. is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Our affiliate is committed to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and to provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter condition. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda.
Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity operates around the globe and has helped build, renovate, and repair thousands of decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
Don Schier, President
Shellie Knox, Treasurer
David Starke, Secretary
Virgil Rocke, Emeritus
Karen M. Orsborn
Brent Wagner, Consultant
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|Habitat for Humanity International's motivation, as well as its affiliates, is to unite people around the concept of "putting God's love into action" along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter. Habitat for Humanity conducts its programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God's image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must 1) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or 2) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.|