Jubilee Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1993 and is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. Its mission is a Christian ministry working to eliminate poverty housing. Jubilee Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ministry working to build simple and decent housing in Jacksonville and Morgan County, Illinois.
Working days are normally Saturday starting at 8:00 a.m. until noon with some additional evening hours during the week. JHH is always looking for potential homeowners and volunteers. You can get an application to become a new homeowner along with additional information from their website at www.jubileehabitat.org.
The location of another JHH constructed home was at 699 Freedman Street here in Jacksonville, and was dedicated in 2012. JHH was very excited to complete the renovation of an already-existing structure at 141 East Independence, Jacksonville, Illinois. Inspection and acquisition of the house was completed during the spring of 2013.
Under the supervision of Dale Woolridge and Larry Speakman, the house plans included a three-bedroom house and boasted over 1,200 square feet in size.
This project tested the expert skills of all volunteers with its challenges, as it was the first ever rehabilitation-renovation job. Despite all issues, the dedication and skills of the volunteers transformed the structure into a fine dwelling for a deserving homeowner. Completion was realized late in December of 2013.
As always, JHH loves volunteers to help with construction as well as to take a leadership position on the board of directors and board committees. If you are interested, please call 217-371-4880. We will gladly find a place for you.
JHH will complete another successful fiscal year as of June 30, 2015. The financial records show another strong balance sheet and sufficient resources to continue to support its mission. This is a positive reflection not only on all donations over the last 25 years, but to all the volunteers who have given their most precious commodity of time and to the commitment from the Jacksonville area which has continued its belief in helping others. JHH is most gracious to all.
Jesus was not only the Savior but also a carpenter. Pick up your hammer and follow his lead. See you at the job site!
Recent Habitat Project
The new homeowner, along with members of the Jubilee Habitat for Humanity board of directors, broke ground on the organization’s newest home on Thursday, June 25, 2015. The home, located at 861 Hardin Avenue, is the Habitat for Humanity group’s twenty-second home built or renovated in Jacksonville since the group’s formation about 23 years ago.
Last year, the group renovated a home on Huber Street that was donated to the organization and sold as a fundraiser. The property on Hardin was also donated to Habitat for Humanity. Unfortunately, the existing home on the Hardin property was in poor condition and therefore was torn down. However, the existing garage was in great shape, and remained part of this new home.
Jubilee Habitat for Humanity — Morgan County/Jacksonville, Illinois
Jubilee Habitat for Humanity President: Mike Halsme
P.O. Box 414, Jacksonville, IL 62651