Lee County REALTORS® are committed to serving the needs of our community. Listed below are Community Service projects the Lee County Association of REALTORS® has contributed to. For more information regarding these projects please contact us.
Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization. By building with volunteer labor and offering zero-interest mortgages, we partner with low-income families to help them build equity towards stable futures. We welcome all people to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. To get involved, go to http://www.auburnopelikahabitat.org/ and select the “Get Involved” tab, or check out current projects at the Auburn Opelika Habitat for Humanity Facebook page.
Habitat for Humanity does not build houses for families; rather, it builds alongside those who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with Habitat. Homeowner families invest hundreds of hours of their own “sweat equity” labor into the houses. Their monthly mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity to help fund the construction of more houses. The partnership continues!
The ultimate goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by constructing and building adequate and basic housing. Furthermore, all our words and actions are for the ultimate purpose of putting shelter on the hearts and minds of people in such a powerful way that poverty housing and homelessness become socially, politically and religiously unacceptable in our nations and world.
The Food Bank of East Alabama is a not-for-profit distribution center working to feed hungry people. The Food Bank is committed to efficiently distributing donated and purchased food through qualified agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries. The Food Bank feeds the elderly, disabled, working poor, unemployed, homeless people, and children.
The Lee County Youth Development Center is the only social service agency providing a comprehensive continuum of care for youth and families in this region of the state, Lee County Youth Development Center strives to maintain the highest standards of quality care, innovative prevention and treatment programs, and a team of motivated and committed employees. The agency employs a staff of approximately 200 full-time and part-time employees and additional contracted staff. LCYDC is a private, non-profit corporation, which is governed by a highly committed board of directors. The directors and advisors represent a broad spectrum of diverse community specialties and interests. The agency’s management team implements agency policy, mission and continually evolving goals.
Mercy Medical is a nonprofit medical and dental clinic that was started in 2000 by a local emergency room doctor. This service provides quality, compassionate care to the thousands of medically underserved of Lee County, AL. Local physicians, dentists and other volunteers give up their own time on a rotating basis to serve those who have no insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. Medications, management of chronic health problems as well as referrals to specialists and testing facilities are provided for qualified patients who have no other access to medical care. Mercy Medical is funded entirely by the generosity of members of the local business community and individuals who see the great and ongoing need of these folks – our neighbors. The permanent staff consists of a minimum of part time personnel so that all donations may be used to accomplish this mission. (No federal or state funding is provided.)