Asheville Area Habitat Receives Malachi 3:10 Award for Tithe Contributions


Malachi 3-10 Award (2)Recently, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) was presented with Habitat for Humanity International’s Malachi 3:10 Award for surpassing the $500,000 benchmark in our tithe program. Mike Carscaddon, Executive Vice President of International Field Operations at Habitat for Humanity International, presented the award at Asheville Area Habitat’s Staff and Board of Directors Holiday Breakfast.

Habitat for Humanity International explains why we tithe: Tithing within Habitat — a global organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth — ensures that funding reaches the countries that have both a Habitat presence and some of the greatest need.

As Habitat is an ecumenical Christian organization, the name of the award comes from a bible verse on tithing. Malachi 3:10 reads: “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

For every house AAHH builds locally, it tithes to build a house in one of these five countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti and Malawi. In addition to tithing, Asheville Area Habitat volunteers have participated in at least five Global Village trips to help build Habitat homes in Guatemala.