19 Aug 2021
August 19, 2021

Habitat Leaders Celebrate 35 Years

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Recently, Muncie Habitat’s past members joined in fellowship to celebrate the success of the past 35 years.

We can trace our affiliate back to 1986 when the Reverend Fred Dare, Pastor of Community United Church of Christ led a group of parishioners, including Sharon Brown, to attended a meeting at Eden United Church of Christ to hear Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for Humanity International.

Sharon was transformed by the trip, and shared her new-found passion with leaders in our community. From there, Muncie Habitat took off – transforming a bold, small group of volunteers into our organization today.

During the luncheon celebration Sharon and the guests shared many memories from the past. They happily recalled the first Muncie Habitat home. Many challenges arose during the two years it took to build. The home, designed by Ball State students,  was 1,300 square feet in size and the cost was $22,000. Sharon shared that the feeling of accomplishment once the home was dedicated was what inspired the group of volunteers to keep going.

Thank you to all of our leadership, supporters, volunteers, homeowners and partners who have taken this 35 year journey with us. You are all appreciated. Together, we are making a difference!

Photography by Farmhouse Creative