Habitat For Humanity’s Storm Recovery Efforts

Bishop Kenneth Ulmer is senior pastor and a teacher at Faithful Central Bible Church, located in Inglewood, California. Faithful Central Bible Church is devoted to ministry that faithfully works toward serving God’s kingdom. Bishop Kenneth Ulmer lives this mission in part by participating in a number of charitable organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based organization dedicated to building or rebuilding housing for people and families in need. More than 2 billion people worldwide are either homeless or dwelling in substandard conditions, making the need for such an organization critical. The United States has more than 1,500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

The organization frequently aids in recovery from natural disasters. In 2011, Joplin, Missouri, was ravaged by a series of tornados, just months after a strong storm system caused destruction throughout the Southeast in cities such as Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Cleveland, Tennessee. More than 300 people lost their lives during the tornados, which also left thousands of families without homes. Habitat for Humanity rose to action, aiding affected regions in recuperation by beginning to clear debris immediately after the storms cleared and helping communities develop plans for recovery. The organization’s volunteers also rebuilt homes, providing safe, reliable housing for victims.

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