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“Whooshing up” is a term detailed in the new book All Things Shining by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. It refers to the welling up of emotion, the extreme highs and intense sense of well-being that can occur at, say, a sporting event.
In 2006, I hunched in the front seat of a small but hardworking Soviet-era antique rattling its way up a hill in the city of Khujand. As we passed unfinished block apartments, I caught glimpses of people squatting in spaces that can only be described as concrete caves.
Vo Thi Ty was one of thousands of individuals affected when typhoon Ketsana hit southeast Asia in 2009. Since the storm, she and her family have partnered with Habitat Vietnam to repair the damage done to their home.
As a Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps VISTA member, I typically work in the office as a communications and development associate, but on MLK day I’ll get the chance to work on our build site.
It was a war zone. Days after the earthquake, I drove through a city that had been ripped apart by the force of nature. Like photos from a World War II collector’s edition, people walked in a daze, on and around the wreckage, through a cloud of dirt that looked like sifted wheat flour, suspended and suffocating.
Following green building practices and striving for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification have become the norm for us here at Sacramento Habitat.
My greatest source of joy in working at Habitat is sitting down with families who partner with Habitat and listening to their stories. Those stories can motivate.