Habitat World Blog
The second blog in a series exploring the findings of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation survey, the impacts experienced by those in distressed housing situations and the belief that something can be done.
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When we established the national Cars for Homes program, we created a way for people to donate their used cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes and improve neighborhoods right in their local communities.
The fact that one of our houses was named 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year sends a message that simple, decent, affordable houses can also be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.
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.