Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Festival, Gadsden, AL
340 S. Albert Rains Blvd.
Gadsden, AL 35901
8th Annual Event!
Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization, that has been building simple, decent and affordable homes in Gadsden, AL, since 1996. Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity partners with volunteers and low income families to build affordable housing. The houses are sold to families at no profit and with no interest. As of 2017, 62 adults and 111 children now have a simple, decent place to rest their heads at night.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individuals and corporate donors provide funds and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest 300 hours of labor – “sweat equity” – building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a Revolving Fund for Humanity to purchase building materials for the construction of more houses.
What your Team Entry provides:
-Team Tent space (20’ x 20’) in Athlete’s Village (bring a 10’x10’ pop-up, coolers welcome)
-Use of dragon boats, life jackets/PFD, paddles, and drum
-Life jacket/PFD (team members may use their own Coast Guard approved PFD)
-One 60-minute on-water scheduled practice prior to race day (contact office to schedule your practice)
-Sponsoring company/team name posted on the www.habitatdragonboat.com and other materials and media.