The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us
as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Although the vast majority have no
construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the
family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their
dream of homeownership.
Volunteers are vital to the mission of the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity. In 2010, over 973 volunteers contributed
over 5,838 hours on Habitat Savannah's construction sites. Over 1,030 volunteers contributed over 7,210 hours at ReStore
Savannah. These numbers are staggering. Without an army of volunteers we could not build homes and continue to make
them affordable for our homeowners. Volunteers are drawn to Habitat Savannah's mission of building simple, decent and
affordable homes from all over the country as well as from right here in the Coastal Empire. Thank you to the young and
the not-so-young who have selflessly given of their time and talent to build a better life for your neighbors.
Learn more about our volunteering opportunities.
WHAT OUR HABITAT SAVANNAH HOMEOWNERS SAY
Safe Home = Healthy Child
Community support is vital to maintaining the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity's mission of eliminating poverty housing. To reach
our goal of building simple, decent and affordable homes throughout the Coastal Empire it takes more than manpower- it takes dollars.
Habitat Savannah has been able to continuously build homes for the last 28 years thanks to the generosity of countless corporations,
local businesses, churches, and individuals like you and me. At Habitat Savannah we are committed to changing communities- one
family- one house at a time. Please consider donating to the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity today.
Learn more about donations.
Five-year-old Destiny* lived in a crime-ridden area of East Savannah where she was accustomed to hearing
the occasional sound of gunfire or watching "deals" being made on the corner. Her great grandmother, Rosie*,
tried to shield her great granddaughter from the violence outside their home until all that changed one evening
when ...READ MORE
Home Ownership = The Key to Education
Vanessa*, a single mom, continues to work two-part time jobs to make ends meet. Vanessa is the mother of two
young boys: Jonathan*, an 11 year-old middle schooler, and Devin*, a 17 year-old high schooler. Devin also works
a part-time job after school to help his mother with the bills. Both boys are very athletic. Vanessa keeps them in
organized sports to keep them off the streets where they ...READ MORE
Generational Wealth Begins at Home
The Nuguyen* family always worked hard and tried to save to buy a fair market home, but it always seemed that
they could never get ahead. Mr. Nuguyen worked long hours as a deck hand on a local shrimp boat while his wife
cared for the children. He provided for his family from the time they settled in Savannah. Mr. and Mrs. Nuguyen
managed to raise their two children- Stacey* and Michael*- on their modest income, but ...READ MORE