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About Habitat for Humanity of Gallup

We build quality low cost housing for qualified hard working people in the Gallup community who normally could not afford a home of their own. Only as a community can we work together to build a tradition of Habitat for Humanity homes in Gallup, and continue to provide ‘a hand up, not a hand out’ to families in the area.

History

Habitat for Humanity of Gallup was incorporated on October 1, 2001. Our first groundbreaking was in August 2002 and the first home was dedicated on September 25, 2003. Groundbreaking for the second home was held on September 19, 2004, with the home dedicated on June 29, 2006. Our third groundbreaking was held on March 25, 2007 and the home was dedicated on December 21, 2008. On May 10, 2009 we held our fourth groundbreaking and dedicated the home on October 2, 2010. Our fifth house is completed & plans are being made for the sixth in the same area.

Our goal is to complete at least one house within 3 year periods.

Non-Proselyting Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (HFH) will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (1) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (2) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Rationale

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. HFH conducts its programs in ways that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all are created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination. Globally, faith-based organizations from all religions approach their work with a range of motivations that inform their development approach. This policy is intended to ensure that HFH conforms to recognized global standards that clearly state that agencies may not condition the receipt of assistance or participation in their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.

HFHI’s motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.