Thank you for your interest in the Big Bear Valley Habitat For Humanity affiliate. This site will present you with a comprehensive look at who we are, what we're about, what we have accomplished, where we hope to go, and what some of our needs are.
Selecting one of the links to the left will take you to some specific areas of interest.
What is Habitat for Humanity All About?
Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity is a true non-profit, faith based organization that funnels donations of materials and monies into the building or the refurbishing of homes for our Bear Valley families. All of our members are volunteers. BBVHFH is a tax exempt 501 (c) (3) entity. Habitat has always had a policy of building with people in need regardless of race or religion, and we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ we must reflect Christ's love in our own lives by loving and caring for one another. Our love must not be words only- it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Habitat provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action, bringing diverse groups of people together to make affordable housing and better communities a reality for everyone.
Habitat is a partnership founded on common ground- bridging theological differences by putting love into action. Everyone can use the hammer as an instrument to manifest God's love. Habitat founder Milliard Fuller called this concept "the theology of the hammer," explaining, "We may disagree on all sorts of things...but we can agree on the idea of building homes with God's people in need, and in doing so using biblical economics; no profit and no interest."
Big Bear Valley Habitat for Humanity is a part of the drive to build affordable housing for working families in this area. It is not a give-away program. Partner families must put in over 500 hours of labor and volunteers from the community add hundreds of hours of labor, cash, services and construction materials to complete each home. Recipients must qualify for the mortgage and make their payments. BBV Habitat must buy the land and purchase materials for construction.
To provide affordable housing for low income families. We are dedicated to those families, here in the Valley, willing to partner with us to help Habitat International achieve it's goal of decent homes for all.
As with any volunteer organization we are dependent on the generous support of many. Most fortunately, the Big Bear Valley Habitat organization is blessed with the giving spirit of many, many considerate and dedicated people and organizations. We can always use more help. We rely on the generosity of the community to donate their time, talents, labor and resources in achieving our goals.
As of now we are starting a major effort to construct our 6th home. We have purchased a lot in Erwin Lake and will be breaking ground as weather permits.