ELKHART, IN—On February 8th Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County received the Malachi 3:10 Award from Habitat for Humanity International. This award recognizes a $500,000 lifetime tithe milestone. Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County is the 82nd U.S. affiliate to reach this milestone (there are 1488 active affiliates) and the 5th in Indiana. Only six percent of all affiliates have received this award. U.S. Affiliates have collectively tithed over $200,000,000 to support Habitat’s international work. Habitat Elkhart County has, through its tithe, served over 200 families in the Dominican Republic. To date Habitat Elkhart County has tithed over $530,000 in its 27 year history.
This coveted award is named after a verse in the Bible, Malachi 3:10:
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that it may be food in my house. Test me in this and see if I do not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”
The award was presented by Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, to the Elkhart County affiliate and its supporters at its yearly volunteer appreciation event on February 8th. Mr. Reckford presented the award over video from Atlanta, Georgia.
To learn more about the Tithe Program and our global housing efforts, please contact Tom McArthur at (574) 533-6109.