Habitat for Humanity
www.habitat.org | (229) 924-6935
Millions of Americans face a housing crisis. In fact, 5.1 million American families have “worst-case” housing needs, forced to pay more than half their income for housing, endure overcrowded conditions and/or live in houses with severe physical deficiencies. Worldwide, the need is even greater. Some 2 billion people worldwide live in poverty housing. More than 1 billion live in urban slums, and that figure is expected to double by 2030. Many of these people earn less than US$2 per day.
Habitat for Humanity is changing lives. Working in partnership with low-income families to build decent homes they can afford to buy, Habitat helps to break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness. By the end of 2005, more than 1 million people worldwide will live in decent, affordable Habitat for Humanity houses.
The Outreach Foundation | Tumaini Children’s Home: Nyeri, Kenya
“Tumaini” means hope in Swahili. This facility houses 150 children, primarily orphans of parents who have died of AIDS. In addition, the local parish operates the nearby Huruma Children’s Home, which presently serves 50 physically and mentally challenged children. The medical clinic, for the entire local community, was completed and dedicated in February of 2007.
Our church, along with 6 other Presbyterian Churches have joined forces to support the program. In 2006, we provided approximately $20,000 to support these projects. Several members of our church have also traveled to Kenya to volunteer.
Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program is the only nationwide effort that specifically reaches out to hundreds of thousands of innocent children who carry the heavy burden of their parents’ incarceration throughout the year. At Christmastime, Angel Tree introduces prisoners and their children to Jesus and brings healing and restoration to families destroyed by crime. Our congregation supports Angel Tree by donating over 100 gifts to the children of prisoners each Christmas.
415-461-7196 ext. 14
GAIA provides basic health services, targeting prevention, care, and support in communities affected by HIV, AIDS, TB and malaria in Africa.
Los Angeles Mission
Los Angeles Mission is a non-profit, privately supported, faith-based organization established to serve the immediate and long-term needs of homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and children. Having begun as a small rescue mission, it is now among the nation’s largest service providers to the homeless. Los Angeles Mission continues to provide, on a large scale, hot meals, safe shelter, clothing, personal care and life-transforming long-term rehabilitation to hungry, hurting and homeless men, women and children.
Save A Child’s Heart
The ultimate goal of Save A Child’s Heart is to set up cardiac surgical centers in those countries where open heart surgery is unavailable, by providing training to doctors & nurses, equipment and supplies. The short-term goal is to offer free surgical care to as many children as possible from these countries at our medical center in Holon, Israel.
Teen Challenge provides youth, adults and families an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.