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Tuesday Truths

Posted: 2009-06-02 14:22:26

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity feels blessed to be part of an amazing network of Habitat affiliates within Habitat International. With the recognition of this wonderful brand name, however, sometimes come a set of false assumptions. Habitat hopes to counter these false ideas in a series of "Myths and Truths" published each Tuesday.

MYTH: Habitat for Humanity operates through chapters in states and countries throughout the world.

TRUTH: Habitat does not operate through centrally controlled chapters, but through locally run affiliates. Affiliates are grassroots organizations of local people coming together to address local; housing needs. Each affiliate is an independent nonprofit organization that operates with specific service areas under a covenant with Habitat for Humanity International.