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Habitat for Humanity will hold a “Souper Bowl” fundraiser to construct permanent residences



Little Rock, Arkansas – Every year, Habitat for Humanity of Saline County aims to offer low-income families and people in the neighborhood housing help that they might not otherwise be able to find.

More than 100 new homes for residents of Saline County have been started by this habitat branch over the course of its more than 20-year existence. These houses are entirely constructed out of community volunteers’ labor.

The chance to participate in the construction of their everlasting home gives new homeowners a sense of accomplishment. According to the organization, they take pride in offering a “hand up, not handout.”

Homeowners don’t pay any interest, and the group determines the optimal payment schedule for each person.

“Habitat for Humanity is an opportunity for residents of a particular county, in our case, Saline County that are considered low income according to HUD standards. so they’re 30 to 60% area median income. they can apply with us and then if they get approved for our program if they do qualify, Then we partner with them to build a typically a new construction home and then they’re going to purchase that home from habitat at cost, with a 0% interest mortgage,” Executive Director, Stephanie Griffin said.

In the previous year, the nonprofit celebrated the accomplishment of its first homeowner, who remarked that Habitat had made it possible for her to fully pay off her mortgage.

These houses supposedly transform lives and provide families with the financial independence they need to prosper.

Although Habitat for Humanity Inc. has locations all across the country and provides homes, each non-profit affiliate funds its own operations.

They have already begun work on five forever houses this year. Griffin said there are numerous ways to become engaged, including financial, material, and labor contributions.

Every year over Super Bowl weekend, they hold a fundraiser, with all money raised going directly toward constructing one of their homes for the subsequent autumn.

For more than ten years, the First United Methodist Church in Benton has hosted this “Souper Bowl” tournament.

Each year, hundreds travel to sample soups, chilis, and gumbos. also take part in raffles. The nonprofit’s largest annual fundraising event is this year.

It is their first visit since making the switch to drive-thrus during the outbreak. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The first of the two annual application meetings will take place on March 30th of next month.