Mission and History
Habitat’s Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat’s Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity of Wood County was organized in 1991 as a chapter of the Maumee Valley affiliate. This affiliate served Habitat’s mission in three counties, including Lucas, Wood and Fulton. In 1993, the Wood County chapter built its first three houses in Bloomdale, Ohio, under the direction of Ms. Maxine Miller. While the chapter continued to build homes at a rate of 2-4 homes per year, it was in April 2000 when the affiliate became incorporated as an independent affiliate to serve Wood County.
We adhere to Habitat for Humanity International policy that we will not proselytize, nor work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.