Yalobusha Habitat for Humanity will host a reorganization meeting in the Community Room of the Mechanics Bank on Tuesday, June 24, beginning at 7 p.m. The affiliate will transfer to The Fuller Center for Housing, a similar group designed for grass roots organizations. “If you are interested in knowing more about the group, or would like to be involved in Yalobusha County where our needs are great, please attend,” said Clay Ashford, board vice-president.
“Attached to the Fuller Center for Housing, we will have more flexibility in our building projects,” said Kevin Lee, board president. “Small repair jobs and home modifications such as building handicap ramps are features the new organization will offer.” Habitat was focused on new homes only. To date, three homes have been built in Yalobusha County.
“We want to help older persons who may not be able to afford needed repairs,” said Lynn Morris, board treasurer. Although payment for materials will be required from home owners, no interest will be charged and an extended repayment schedule will aid those who do not have lump sums for the jobs.
“Faith without works is as dead as a doornail,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of The Fuller Center for Housing as well as Habitat for Humanity. Group mission statement is “The Fuller Center for Housing, faith driven and Christ centered, promotes collaborative and innovative partnerships with individuals and organizations in an unrelenting quest to provide adequate shelter for all people in need worldwide.