Sisters Habitat for Humanity was presented the Malachi 3:10 Award from Habitat for Humanity International at the recent Affiliate Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. “Malachi 3:10” is in reference to a scripture in the Old Testament book of Malachi regarding the importance of tithing.

The award celebrates Habitat affiliates in the United States that have embraced Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The award commemorates Sisters Habitat for Humanity’s lifetime milestone of tithing $500,000 to a variety of Habitat affiliates around the world including Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Nepal, and Bangladesh. These funds have helped build 145 homes.

Susan Yow, Habitat International’s Director of Affiliate Tithes and Global Engagement said, “Through its lifetime tithe of over $500,000, Sisters Habitat is creating homes, community, and hope not only in Oregon but around the world. We are all so grateful to the Sisters community, which embodies both generosity and a true commitment to decent and dignified housing for everyone.”

“We are glad to mark this milestone and to reflect on the reach and impact Sisters Habitat has had in our town and around the world,” said Executive Director Sharlene Weed.

The Affiliate Tithe goes directly toward building homes abroad. An annual tithe contribution is required to be an affiliate in “good standing” with Habitat International. Sisters Habitat contributes 10 percent of the net proceeds from the Thrift and ReStores. In 2021, over $26,000 was contributed.

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Those interested in homeownership, home repair, or volunteering with Sisters Habitat can visit www.sistershabitat.org or call the Habitat office at 541-549-1193.