Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Staunton, Virginia, providing service to Augusta County. Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity has built over 60 homes and repaired/rehabbed dozens more. We’ve worked in partnership with hundreds of families and individuals in our community to provide them with safe and affordable housing.
Our program includes an extensive home-ownership and personal finance education program to equip each partner family with the tools they need to succeed. These future home owners put in over 200 hours of “sweat equity” including time spent on the construction of their own home. “When it comes to the children in our program, we are much more interested in building a home rather than house. A house is where a child lives, but a home is where a child thrives” -SAW Habitat for Humanity Volunteer. Go to FAQ.
“We may disagree on all sorts of things — baptism, communion, what night to have prayer meetings, and how the preacher should dress. But, thank God, we can agree on a nail and the use of a hammer as an instrument to manifest God’s love.”
— Millard Fuller, Founder, Habitat for Humanity International
See what happened at the 2017 Gala
The 6th Annual Hope for Homes Gala at Stonewall Jackson Hotel was a great success. The event raised over $73,000 and will be used to build safe, affordable homes for families in our community. Gala 2017 speakers included Fishburne Military School Superintendent Captain Mark Black sharing his leadership experience in the armed forces and the students he now leads. Waynesboro City Council member Elzena Anderson gave a moving testimony of her experience growing up in a Habitat for Humanity home. Click HERE for photos.
Boston College Students choose service over the sun
While many college students head for the beach during Spring Break, 15 young people from Boston College decided to spend the week helping us work on critical home repairs and a new house in Waynesboro. “They were amazing” said our Construction Manager Fred Burkholder. The students reported that over 500 people from Boston College signed up for service work during Spring Break and were sent to locations across the East coast. Thank you all for your commitment to serving.
The Habitat Store:
An artisan’s expertise is helping local families
James Smoot has a talent and he’s using it to help us build homes for our community. He can take a piece of furniture that is showing its age and turn it into the beauty it once was. But his skill doesn’t end there. James can take scrap wood that would otherwise be disposed of and create a thing of beauty. Come see the table he’s built from salvaged wood and scrap pieces of an old church pew.