Building Abroad

Building in Appalachia and Abroad

Garrett County Habitat for Humanity (GC Habitat) seeks to make a positive impact locally and globally. Annually, GC Habitat “tithes”, or contributes, approximately $3,000 for every home we build in Garrett County to a Habitat affiliate in El Salvador.

This means that your contributions to GC Habitat not only positively impacts the housing needs of local families, but also afford us the opportunity help low-income families and communities around the world. We believe that adequate housing is critical to the health of the world’s economies, communities and populations. All U.S. Habitat affiliates take part in a build abroad program as part of Habitat International’s initiative to help meet global housing needs and we are proud to be a part of this program since 1985.

Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes repeatedly displace residents in El Salvador and perpetuate poverty in much of the country. Inadequate housing is endemic throughout El Salvador and while local and state governments, international government and non-profit organizations are working hard to respond to the housing crisis, the task is overwhelming. Just $3,000 from GC Habitat builds a home for needy families in El Salvador. For more information about U. S. build trips to Latin American and Habitat El Salvador go to