Live. Serve. Give.


Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham

Higher value.

Established in 1987, Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that partners with working families, sponsors, and communities to build quality, affordable housing, while also providing support services that promote successful home ownership. A longtime partner and friend of the organization, Lewis was tasked with improving HFH’s engagement with local business leaders — encouraging active participation while and maintaining and growing a vital donor network. Identifying and addressing the most common misconception — that HFH is a charity doling out “free” houses — was key. Lewis created a position, Higher Value, that provided the framework for key stories told in a variety of mediums — print, video, social — that, together, worked to communicate a vital message: home ownership and the stability it brings is intertwined with the successful development and sustained growth of communities. We, all of us, benefit.


Habitat for Humanity—Matthew’s Story

On April 8, 1998, the devastating tornado that moved through West Jefferson County took more than Matthew Seal’s ability to walk. Nathan, his oldest child, was the last person in Alabama to perish from the storm. Reeling from this tremendous loss, amid the wreckage, Matthew was able to find hope. Recognizing his need for help, Matthew reached out to Habitat for Humanity. This is his story.