where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity
brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
We undertake our work to demonstrate the love and teachings
of Jesus, acting in all ways in accord with the belief
that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that
we must be “hands and feet” of that love and
grace in our world. We
believe that, through faith, the minuscule can be multiplied
to accomplish the magnificent, and that, in faith, respectful
relationships can grow among all people.
Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s
love, to create opportunities for all people to live in
shelter. We put faith into action by helping to build, renovate
or preserve homes, and by partnering with others
to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as
a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
Advocate for affordable housing.
In response to the prophet Micah’s call to do justice,
to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote decent,
affordable housing for all, and we support the global community’s
commitment to housing as a basic human right. We
will advocate for just and fair housing policy to eliminate
the constraints that contribute to poverty housing. And,
all of our work, we will seek to put shelter on hearts and
minds in such powerful ways that poverty housing becomes
socially, politically and religiously unacceptable.
Promote dignity and hope.
We believe that no one lives in dignity until everyone can
live in dignity. We believe that every person has something
to contribute and something to gain from creating communities
in which all people have decent, affordable places to
live. We believe that dignity and hope are best achieved
through equitable, accountable partnerships.
Support sustainable and transformational development.
We view our work as successful when it transforms lives
and promotes positive and lasting social, economic and
spiritual change within a community; when it is based on
mutual trust and fully shared accomplishment; and when it
demonstrates responsible stewardship of all resources entrusted
About Habitat for Humanity of Merced County
Habitat for Humanity of Merced County is part of a global,
nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles
that seeks to put God’s love into action by building
homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Merced
is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally
and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving
homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies;
and by providing training and access to resources to help
s improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity
was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and
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.
Habitat for Humanity of Merced County has an open-door policy:
All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable
place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless
of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of
other distinctions that too often divide people. In short,
Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds
and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless
of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for
International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize.
This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the
or implied condition that people must either adhere to or
convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to
designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for
Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped
renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable
houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.
board members or committee members are always welcomed.
Join us at a board meeting to see if there is a spot that
We meet at our ReStore 1230 Broadway Avenue Atwater on the
fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
O F F I C
E R S
President: Jan Sorge
Vice President: Michelle Maggi
Secretary: Alice Gilbertson
Treasurer: Marc Salvadori
COMI T T E
E C H A I R S
Administration: Janice Sorge
Church Relations: Janice Sorge
ReStore Resources: Lyle Allen
Family Services: Nellie Venegas
Finance: Sean Arnold
Fund Raising: Your name could be here
Volunteer Coordinator: Nellie Venegas
P U B L I
C I N F O R M A T I O N
Site Selection: Don Spiva
Volunteers: Your name could be here
H O N O R
A R Y
Pete Delacruz Honorary board member/Consultant
Board of Directors Application Form
Hour Reporting Form
Board Report Form Microsoft Word
Board Report Form Adobe PDF