Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian ministry
whose mission is to partner with qualified families in need and provide
them the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.
will be accepted from February – April/May. The
partner family will be selected by the first of June,
The house will begin building in September and be
finished by the end of February.
Much work has taken place in recent weeks on Habitat for Humanity of Arkansas City's 17th habitat home, at 304 N. Eighth St.
The habitat home is being built for partner family Shelly Dixon and her two children.
The work included roughing in the plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems prior to installing insulation, and sheetrock.
Mark Bartlett roughed in the electrical load center, and added the masthead, meter box and wiring circuits for the house.
Jamie Terrill, owner of Terrill Plumbing, and his son, Logan, roughed in the interior plumbing, including tub and shower units.
John Bahruth and his crew of Geoffrey Schwartz, Chris Twilleger and Blake Bahruth, of John's Heating and Air Conditioning, installed the heat pump, furnace blower and duct work for distributing heating and cooling to the house.
Mike Neal, of Mike Neal Construction, and a crew of two installed the metal roof on the house and a crew of Habitat volunteers installed the vinyl siding and soffits.
Curt Freeland, president of the local habitat affiliate board, expressed the heartfelt thanks of the Habitat board for the capable, professional work by Mark Bartlett, Terrill Plumbing and John's Heating and Air Conditioning, as well all the volunteers.
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WHAT WE DO
Habitat homes are constructed primarily by volunteers, using
both donated and purchased building materials. It takes
approximately six months to complete a Habitat house.
Our partner families fulfill their required 300 hours of sweat
equity by helping build their home and by assisting with Habitat
fund raisers. Some of our houses are partially sponsored by
churches, businesses, organizations, or individuals.
We sell our houses at no profit, offering our partner families a
20-year, interest-free mortgage. Monthly payments range between
$450 and $500, depending on taxes and insurance. The monthly
payments are then used to help fund the building of more houses.
We also tithe 10% of our income to Mexico Habitat for Humanity
which is normally enough to build one house in Mexico for each
house we build locally. Donations, which are tax deductible, are
Becoming one of our partner families is the beginning of a
long-term relationship with us. To become a partner family, the
Demonstrate a need for better housing
enough yearly income to meet the financial responsibilities
of home ownership
willing to partner with us by providing 300 hours of sweat
equity working on their Habitat house.
Once an application is completed, it is carefully reviewed by
the Family Selection Committee of the Arkansas City Habitat for
Humanity organization and a home visit is made. Qualified
applicants need to be approved by the Arkansas City Habitat for
Humanity Board of Directors.
Mike and the
"baby" of the Segree family, Miley,
break ground together.
Recipients of House 13 breaking ground.
While most volunteers choose to work on-site, there are several
other opportunities for volunteering in our organization. All of
the committees are made up of community volunteers including:
Family Selection Committee
Church Relations Committee
Family Support Committee
Volunteer Recruitment Committee
volunteer, contact us by:
mail, P.O. Box 401
We will provide additional information on opportunities for you
The location of our current worksite can be obtained by calling
the above number. Anyone over the age of 14 can volunteer,
though there are some limitations for volunteers between 14-18
years of age.