Tithing is a biblical principle that calls on believers to return the first fruits of their bounty back to God. Habitat for Humanity encourages all United States affiliates to share resources across national borders to help meet the extreme need for housing globally, and work toward a goal of tithing 10 percent of unrestricted income.
Our vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” extends beyond Orange County. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County primarily tithes with Honduras and Myanmar, though has been part of service groups to Nepal, supports construction of Habitat homes in Cambodia, Honduras and Malawi and organizes mission trips to at least one of those countries annually. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, NC has funded over 200 homes globally.
Habitat for Humanity International has been supporting shelter needs in Central and Eastern Europe since 1992. Residents of this region are now facing what the United Nations is warning could be Europe’s largest refugee crisis of this century, as the conflict in Ukraine is forcing families who fear for their lives to flee their homes and travel to neighboring countries. The U.N. estimates that more than 2 million people have left to date, and these numbers are expected to keep rising. The result is a massive need for emergency and long-term shelter. You can support this work by donating to Habitat International's International Disaster Fund. 100% of your gift will go directly to support Habitat International’s disaster response in Ukraine.
In 2019, two Global Village Trips were led are being led through our affiliate, one in January and one in June. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Global Village trips have been paused until further notice. Fill out the form below to be added to our interest list and to receive more information as it becomes available.
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