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A young girl looks out the window of her new house. The sun shines bright on her smiling face and the promise of a better future — thanks to the selfless gifts of her community and its generous volunteers.
When I was 13 years old, I remember coming to New York City from Little Rock, Ark., to visit relatives. On Christmas Eve, we went ice skating at the rink below the Rockefeller Christmas Tree. It is one of my fondest childhood memories. And ever since, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree has held a special place in my heart.
I have volunteered with Habitat for nearly two decades, at home and abroad. As rewarding as U.S. volunteering is, my curiosity about volunteering internationally was too great to ignore. How would building Habitat houses overseas on a Global Village mission trip be different?
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church has set aside a week in May to help with Milwaukee Habitat’s Blitz Build Week and selected summer Saturdays to help complete those houses.
When I was 9 years old, my life changed. My mom came to pick me up at school and said, “We have to go somewhere safe, away from the house.”
As Habitat’s director of congressional relations, it’s my job to help Habitat work with the federal government on housing issues.
I recently spent time in Cairo, Egypt, with a group of very dedicated Habitat volunteers: the members of our international board of directors.