The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chapter was chartered in February 2008. We have raised money for and organized volunteers to build six houses for families living in substandard housing. Our geographic area includes the communities of Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Worden, Hamel, Moro, Midway, Dorsey and Prairietown.
We select families based on need without regard to religion, race, age, sexual orientation, physical ability or any other factor besides need. Families are required to work a number of hours toward their home or other Habitat projects. If they are unable to help due to physical limitation, they can ask friends and family to work. Qualified families learn to budget and make their regular house payments.
Our first house was built in 2007 through the auspices of the Edwardsville Rotary Club under the oversight of the Wood River Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. The home was built at 627 Hill Lane in Edwardsville. The house went to Roy and Crystal Middleton and their three children. The Middletons have since added two children to their family.
In February 2008, we received our charter as the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Construction began on our second house. Darran Denning and family were selected to receive the three-bedroom house. The Dennings have three children, and live at 201 M Street in Edwardsville.
The recipient of the home built in 2010 was Erik & Megan Dial and their three children. This three-bedroom home is 13 Wintergreen Drive in Glen Carbon.
The fifth house completed in 2013 for the Jonah and Heather Brown family is at 16 Wintergreen Lane down the street from the Dial’s home in Glen Carbon.
We could not build decent and affordable houses without the support of city governments, corporate donors, local churches and the many volunteers who give their time and financial support.