The Calaveras community has responded heroically to assist their neighbors in time of need. The Butte Fire is out, but now the real heroics start. Land and homes devastated by the fire need to be rebuilt into the beautiful properties once enjoyed by the inhabitatants. Individuals, families and homeowners displaced by the fire are looking to rebuild their lives and their homes. Your donation of new building materials, money or labor will help in this long term recovery effort. It is estimated it will take as many as five years to restore homes and land. We thank everyone who is helping and hope you will continue your volunteer efforts long after the smoke has cleared and the disaster response teams have gone home.
Volunteering with Habitat is an easy way to help. A few hours each month can make a world of difference. Volunteers with Habitat help in a variety of ways; debris removal, cleaning, painting, construction or home repair, helping owners with permitting process for rebuilding, the list is endless. Use the link at right to volunteer, or call our office.
A Few Words About Us: Home ownership is the goal of most people living in America. Contrary to popular belief, Habitat Homes are NOT free! Homebuyers must provide 400 hours of 'sweat equity' and carry a mortgage.
Habitat homebuyers become homeowners and stakeholders in the community. Habitat is a ‘Hand Up’ NOT a ‘Hand Out’. Homebuyers can finally live in their own home, while donors and volunteers are rewarded through their contribution to the local community. Communities become stronger with hard working homeowners building a new life full of promise and hope.