Habitat for Humanity chapter helps the Lone Star State rebuild

By Andrea Ray | Sep 12, 2017
Courtesy of: Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity Volunteers on a previous Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity site build.

Texas can count on Habitat for Humanity to remember the Alamo.

The rains are slowly receding from the state, left devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Now Habitat for Humanity, aided by local divisions such as the Mattapoisett-based Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, is planning the best way to help the southern state recover.

The Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity, according to Director Christine Lacourse, normally donates 10 percent of undesignated funds (those not marked for specific uses) to the national Habitat for Humanity organization.

Those funds are collected as a tithe by the national organization. The organization uses the tithes from all local Habitat for Humanity chapters to fund housing construction for poverty-stricken areas in the United States and abroad.

All of the tithes from local chapters will now be sent directly to hurricane relief efforts in Texas, and likely the southeastern states as well, following the arrival of Hurricane Irma this week.

"Habitat for Humanity volunteers and local chapters have already been aiding in cleanup efforts in Texas," Lacourse said. "A lot of work is needed."

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