Habitat World Blog
The importance of home was highlighted during housing policy discussions at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, co-sponsored by Habitat for Humanity.
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I am no stranger to the spotlight after working as an actor and model for more than 10 years. In 2006, it was my turn to be the captive audience. That was in Lonavala, western India, when I volunteered on a Habitat build during the Carter Work Project.
In Florida, Habitat has helped more than 11,000 partner families move into simple, decent, affordable houses. To help even more, part of Habitat’s responsibility here includes advocacy and public awareness with our local and state elected officials.
Kenji Miyazawa was a Japanese poet in the 1920s. One of his poems, “Amenimomakezu,” had special meaning to my team as we worked alongside those affected by the March tsunami.
By Seyller Robertson, Habitat for Humanity volunteer and Lowe’s employee
Antigua, Guatemala, claims to have the largest Easter celebrations in the world. Thousands have gathered each weekend to watch the beautiful, old religious images paraded through the street accompanied by bands, fireworks and clouds of incense.
I applied to the AmeriCorps National Direct program for 2010 because I knew it would give me the chance to work with volunteers in an experiential-education setting.
I had the honor of volunteering on a Habitat build site alongside men and women who serve their country. Veterans, active duty military and members of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps turned out in full force to help build and rehabilitate homes in partnership with Habitat Chesapeake.