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Red River Bank

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Roy O Martin


Red River Bank
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The Williams Agency, Inc., Alexandria
Williams Insurance Brokerage, Inc., Lafayette


  • Rapides Regional Medical Center
  • Magnolia State Mortgage
  • Cenla Federal Credit Union
  • McDonald’s of Alexandria
Welcome to Rapides
Habitat for Humanity

The Rapides Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Our purpose is to build decent, affordable houses in partnership with families and communities throughout Rapides parish in Central Louisiana. 

Rapides Habitat
for Humanity's Ministry

Rapides Habitat for Humanity is a partnership between families and the community. Families who need safe, decent, affordable housing partner with caring people in the community to build and buy houses at cost (no profit) with a no-interest loan.

Rapides Habitat for Humanity's mission of helping to provide safe and clean homes to those in need in Central Louisiana does more than just put a roof over someone’s head. It has been proven that clean, decent, consistent housing provides stability for the entire family, especially children. It enables families to establish a sense of dignity and pride which expands their educational and employment prospects. Placing families in viable housing improves the families' overall health, as well as their physical safety and security. It's a win-win situation for the individual families as well as our community.

Good housing attracts economic investment and development in Rapides parish. Local school systems thrive as a result of people owning their own homes. Home ownership stimulates civic activism and community-based organizations to develop. An overall social stability and security increases when overall housing improves. It is obvious that adequate housing is vital to the health and economic well being of Central Louisiana.

Habitat's Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Non-proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFH work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFH. This means that HFH will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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