Our Vision |
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Our Mission Statement
Seeking to put Godís love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
About Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity (TAHFH)
Area Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing
organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put Godís
love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Tahlequah Area
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; and
by providing training and access to resources to help families improve
their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the
conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable
place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent
communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All Are Welcome About Habitat for Humanity International
Area Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that
everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help
with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political
views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In
short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds
and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or
religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and
its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat
will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that
people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen
and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular
in Americus, Georgia, USA, in 1976, Habitat for Humanity today operates
around the globe and has helped build, renovate and repair more than
600,000 decent, affordable houses sheltering more than 3 million people
History of TAHFH
In 1989, President Jimmy Carter came to Tahlequah to sign the charter for the Northeastern State University Campus Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. That summer Dr. George Fulk and Dr. Bill Morris went as faculty sponsors to build Habitat Houses in Cohoma, Mississippi, with the NSU Campus Chapter. Both returned to Tahlequah determined to build Habitat houses right here in Tahlequah. On August 1, 1990, Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity was awarded affiliation status with Habitat for Humanity International and began building houses. See a list of TAHFH houses that have been completed. Dr. Bill Morris has since passed away, but Dr. George Fulk is still a driving force behind TAHFH.TAHFH Governance
TAHFH is governed by a Board of Directors that are elected in January of each year. Board members may serve four consecutive terms before they are required to step off the board for at least one year. Officers are limited to two consecutive terms in any one position. Officer positions include President, President Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Treasurer Elect, and Secretary.
The TAHFH office is located at 816 S. College Avenue. Office hours are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m. We are open other times by appointment. Stop by and say hello!
Donate items or shop for cabinets, fixtures, flooring, trim, lighting, and so much more. The ReStore is open 9-4 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-6 on Thursday, and 9-1 on Saturday. The Store is located at 198 W. First Street which is on the corner of First and College. For information on hours and operations, call the ReStore at 918-453-2720. The ReStore donation hot line is 918-822-7201.
TAHFH Contact Information
ReStore phone: 918-453-2720
ReStore donation hotline: 918-822-7201
TAHFH Office phone: 918-453-1332