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September 29, 2014

Sustainable, energy-efficient homes that are affordable and safe

See where Habitat for Humanity is building LEED certified homes and what this means for Habitat families and communities.

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December 20, 2010

The gift that gives

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.

December 16, 2010

Lessons learned from an international build

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?

December 6, 2010

Joyful service, strong relationships

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.

November 29, 2010

How I became a part of Habitat for Humanity

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.”

November 23, 2010

Advocacy is needed more than ever

As Habitat’s director of congressional relations, it’s my job to help Habitat work with the federal government on housing issues.

November 15, 2010

Volunteer spirit makes Habitat special

I recently spent time in Cairo, Egypt, with a group of very dedicated Habitat volunteers: the members of our international board of directors.

November 9, 2010

‘A tremendous complement to our homebuilding’

I first realized there was a huge need for a program like A Brush with Kindness when I was working with two local home renovation programs in 1997 and saw how many families we had to turn away because they did not fit our work scope or fell outside the targeted population we were serving.