This Week, May 8th Bob Johnson and Habitat for Humanity Help Tuscaloosa Rebuild

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Bob Johnson Habitat for Humanity Speaks at Rotary Tuscaloosa May 2012In the aftermath of April 2011, among an army of volunteers and organizations, Habitat for Humanity has led the way in recovery in Tuscaloosa. This Tuesday Rotarians will hear more about the organization’s recent work. Bob Johnson, Director of Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa, will speak to the club.


Bob grew up in Decatur and studied Economics and Political Science at the University of Alabama. He then completed graduate work at Fuller Seminary in California and Wheaton Graduate School in Illinois. He spent 18 years in pastoral ministry before going to work for Habitat for Humanity International.


Habitat owes is origins to Koinonia Farm, founded in 1942 by farmer and biblical scholar Clarence Jordan. Millard Fuller , who graduated from University of Alabama before building a successful business in Montgomery, later connected with Jordan, and together they developed the concept of “partnership housing.” This led to the creation of Habitat for Humanity International in 1976.


Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa began in 1987 through the efforts of Hank Hawkins, a friend and classmate of Fuller’s at the University of Alabama.


For more information on Habitat for Humanity and its work in Tuscaloosa, visit

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