Habitat for Humanity Kite Festival
Join Chet Anderson as he tells us about the Kite Festival
Hundreds of kite enthusiasts turned out to celebrate the art of kite flying at the Seventeenth Annual Habitat for Humanity Kite Festival in June. The sight of kites of all shapes and sizes gliding up into the fog like so many elegant ghosts enthralled the crowd of spectators. Children made their own kites with paper, glue and colored pens, and gazed skywards as their creations took off to fly in graceful arcs over their excited heads. The afternoon’s fun included lots of great homemade food from Habitat family partners.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity Of The Mendocino Coast is to bring people together in partnership enabling low-income working families to purchase, without interest, a home they have built with Habitat volunteers and through the medium of home-ownership, to achieve greater participation in the life of Habitat and the community.
How We Work
Habitat of the Mendocino Coast seeks to draw people of all faiths and beliefs together to provide simple, decent housing to working families who do not qualify for conventional mortgages. We accomplish this by enabling deserving families to purchase homes at affordable prices, homes that they have helped to build and therefore know how to maintain. These families are selected on the basis of need and willingness to operate in fellowship to accomplish this goal for themselves and others.
Habitat is open to people of every race, creed, gender and sexual orientation willing to express their care for each other and their community by helping to build families and strengthen neighborhoods through the medium of housing.
Each Partner’s mortgage payment repays the community’s donations to Habitat which in turn is used to purchase more land to develop additional houses. Every donation, due to our low overhead, is thereby used again and again through time.
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