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Gwinnett's Habitat group to be recognized

The nonprofit is winning a coveted award

On Monday, Gwinnett County Habitat for Humanity will be presented with the Malachi 3:10 Award from Habitat for Humanity International.

This award recognizes a $500,000 lifetime tithe (a tenth part of one’s annual income contributed voluntarily or due as a tax, especially for the support of the clergy or church) milestone.

The award is named after a verse in the Bible, Malachi 3:10, which says, “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.”

Habitat Gwinnett is the 84th U.S. affiliate to reach this milestone out of 1,488 active affiliates. The nonprofit is the fourth in Georgia for the milestone.

Approximately six percent of Habitat groups have been given this award.