You can help Habitat help Haiti




This week, President and Mrs. Carter are joining more than 500 volunteers from around the world in Haiti for Habitat’s 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

After the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake, Habitat pledged to serve 50,000 families by providing a pathway to permanent shelter. Efforts have included emergency shelter kits, structural assessments, construction training, transitional and upgradable shelter, and permanent housing. This week’s build will result in 100 core houses in Léogâne, a community 18 miles west of Port-au-Prince that was near the epicenter of the devastating quake.

So what can you do?

Be a witness to this week’s life-changing work. Check in regularly at and for updates throughout the week. Become a fan of Habitat for Humanity’s Facebook page. See what Habitat and its volunteers are tweeting by following @Habitat_org on Twitter and keeping an eye on the hashtag #habitatinhaiti. Spread the word.

And here’s something else you can do right now to support Habitat’s continuing work in Haiti. Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has made his 1970s song “Our House” available for purchase in support of Habitat. All proceeds from the sale of “Our House” on iTunes through January 2012 will help Habitat’s rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

Finally, leave a comment below. Let the volunteers hard at work this week know they have your support and encouragement as they help build hope in Haiti.