MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley presented Habitat for Humanity of Milledgeville/Baldwin County Board Chair Dr. Doris Moody and Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Milner a proclamation for World Habitat Day Monday, Oct. 7.
Considering only 10 percent of international Habitat homes are built in the United States, this day represents a global connection.
'It's a worldwide mission that has a far-reaching impact,' Moody said. 'The fact that we can see that global effect is meaningful to Milledgeville.'
The local Habitat is an ecumenical, non-profit, Christian ministry dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing. The affiliate provides opportunities for families by partnering with them to build decent, affordable housing and improving the quality of life of partner families, the neighborhoods in which they live and the community as a whole.
Each partner family purchases their home with an interest-free 20-year mortgage and performs at least 300 hours of sweat equity labor on their homes and other homes being constructed.
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