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Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County (HFHMC) is a nonprofit Christian ministry. We build decent and affordable homes to improve the lives of families in Decatur, Hartselle and the surrounding communities of Morgan County, Alabama.

People in need partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Future Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers like you and pay an affordable mortgage. With your help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Our Decatur Habitat ReStore gives new life to great merchandise and provides a new start for families. The funds we generate help build Habitat homes in Morgan County. We receive new donations of furniture, household items, building materials, and more daily, so stop in often. You never know when you might uncover your next great find!

Family Spotlight

Moore Family

Two teens looking to escape bad home situations and build something better…that would be Harold and Kathleen Moore. Decades later, they’re on the verge of achieving their dream –  homeownership, but the journey hasn’t been without obstacles.

Harold and Kathleen both were raised in upstate New York. Their living situations and family lives were less than stellar, dotted with family members struggling with addictions. Each of them wanted something more, but wasn’t sure where to find it. Eventually they found Jesus…and each other, which turned out to be a winning combination. They married and were determined to have a different family life than the ones they had personally experienced. They desperately wanted to be self-sufficient and not dependent on others for financial support. Their families didn’t understand their desire for independence or their newfound faith, and eventually the Moores moved to Alabama to break away from what they considered “toxic family relationships.”

They desperately wanted to be self-sufficient and not dependent on others for financial support.”

In 2010, life had settled down, and both Harold and Kathleen were working full-time jobs. A rare infection suddenly struck Harold, resulting in two emergency surgeries in one day. He was back to work in two months, but the physical trauma gradually took its toll, resulting in full-blown kidney failure a year later. Kathleen became his caretaker, administering dialysis at home multiple times per week. In addition to a decrease in income and rising medical bills, the Moores were paying more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities. The house where they lived was old and in disrepair – a problem that exacerbated Harold’s health issues. When they heard about Habitat, they thought, “Let’s just go and check it out.” After hearing the details, they were convinced this could be a path to accomplishing a dream. Once their application was approved, they rolled up their sleeves and jumped right in…working on construction sites, attending classes, and documenting how they spent their money. Their teenage son, Michael, has loved the construction experience! He is thrilled to know that not only can he help build the family home, but someday it will be his after his parents are gone. Now, he’s even considering a future career in construction.

Their teenage son, Michael, has loved the construction experience! Now, he’s even considering a future career in construction.

Kathleen says having their own home is “a big, wonderful change for us.” It lifts a huge burden off their shoulders and gives them a new sense of safety and security. They are looking forward to cookouts on the back patio and Bible studies in the living room. They are so thankful for the things they’ve learned, the people they’ve met, and the opportunities they’ve been given. Their response to the Habitat program: “We’ve invested, but we’ve gotten SO much more!”

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A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE: this happened 7 years ago. It's a story worth remembering (and a reminder for our supporters to regularly pray for the safety of Habitat's volunteers).

Here's what Fred Ashmore (one of our longtime Habitat volunteers) had to say about this incident...

I just came from a Habitat house we are building in Hartselle and saw some of God's good work. This is the Collegiate Challenge Build. Last week, we had ten students from Harvard, and this week we have ten from St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

We accomplished a lot last week, and the students were going to take a day off this week, which someone decided would be Wednesday. Several of the regulars wondered why Wednesday, because it was supposed to rain Thursday and Friday, but said "oh well". We always have prayer before we start to work, and at lunch (about eleven to eleven thirty), we have a devotional by someone. Wednesday at about eleven thirty, a large limb about fourteen inches in diameter and about thirty feet long with two forks suddenly broke off and fell on the exact spot where the registration tent is and lunch is served. The "bench" they sit on is usually the front porch. The largest limb fell just touching the roof of the porch, but doing no damage to the house. It landed about a foot from the edge of the porch where they usually sat, which would have been the location of the heads of those sitting there. Mr. Marlin usually has the devotional and stands about ten feet from the porch, and that is where the other limb landed. Mark had come to do a little preparation for Thursday, and had been on a ladder where the large limb landed. He had left about an hour before it fell. The general agreement this morning was that God directed the cancellation of work on Wednesday and answered the prayers for protection. HE DOES DO GOOD WORK, AMEN.

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