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About Us


Our Vision
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


1. 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.

2. Focus on shelter.
We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to create opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable
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.

3. 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, in
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.

4. 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.

5. 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 to us.

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 County
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 familie
s improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child
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.

All are welcome
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 the
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 Humanity
International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed
or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging
designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Founded in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates around the globe and has helped build,
renovate and repair more than 600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people worldwide.


Board of Directors

Prospective board members or committee members are always welcomed.
Join us at a board meeting to see if there is a spot that suits you.
We meet at our ReStore 1230 Broadway Avenue Atwater on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.


President: Jan Sorge
Vice President: Michelle Maggi
Secretary: Alice Gilbertson
Treasurer: Marc Salvadori

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

Pete Delacruz Honorary board member/Consultant


Board Member Documents

New Board of Directors Application Form

Commitment Pledge


Volunteer Hour Reporting Form

Committee Board Report Form Microsoft Word

Committee Board Report Form Adobe PDF


Board Meetings

Agenda Minutes
January 6, 2018 Annual Planning Meeting Annual Planning Meeting January 6, 2018
  Annual Goals Statement 2018
January 22, 2018 Meeting #284 January 22, 2018
February 26, 2018 Notes from meeting February 26, 2018
March 26, 2018 Meeting #285 March 26, 2018
April 23, 2018 Meeting #286 April 23, 2018
May 28, 2018 Meeting #287 May 28, 2018
June 25, 2018  


Habitat for Humanity
of Merced County

P.O. Box 423
Atwater, CA 95301-0423

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