Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit ecumenical christian housing ministry. It invites people of all backgrounds, race, and religion to build houses together in partnership with families in need. It was founded in 1976. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, decent houses are built with the help of the potential homeowner family. It is sold to them at no profit and financed with affordable no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are then used to build more Habitat houses. The homeowners invest their own "sweat equity" into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
Trenton UM Charge was a major participant
with leadership, financial resources, volunteerism, and hosting from the
inception in the construction of Jones County's first Home which is pictured
above and dedicated November 7, 1999.
In 2007 Jones County has partnered with Jacksonville/Onslow County Habitat for Humanity (JOCHFH) in the operation of the Habitat ReStore located in Jacksonville. It is located on Hwy 24 at 1909 LeJeune Blvd., between the Main Gate and the intersection of Western Blvd and Hwy 24, next to Arby's. Volunteers are needed to man the store. If you can offer your services, please call Ann Brock (252-448-3241) or Wayne Sayland at (910-743-4161). If you or your company has materials or items to donate you may call Wayne Sayland at the above number.
Board of Directors
Clare Lynn Brock-Vice Chair
HFH of Jones County, Inc.
P O Box 11
Trenton, NC 28585
More information can be found at Habitat for Humanity International.