The Publication of Habitat for Humanity International | February/March 2001
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Hammering Out Hope

"We all take our hammers and saws and levels and other instruments of the building trade and we work together...we drive nails together as a manifestation of God's love." --Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International

Hammers, saws, paintbrushes, tape measures. These are the literal tools of Habitat for Humanity's trade--building simple, decent houses with people living in need around the world.

This work of building houses and hope has been going on for more than two decades now. In fact, Habitat for Humanity International has just entered its 25th year of putting love in the mortar joints. In those 25 years, more than 100,000 Habitat houses have been built, housing an estimated 500,000 people in thousands of communities worldwide.

Even so, 5.3 million households in the United States continue to live in substandard housing, and half of the world's people struggle to survive on less than $2 a day. The mission is clear: There is still work to be done--and the Habitat model works.

You can help. This issue of Habitat World is your "toolbox" of knowledge, and can equip you to help raise the roof over decent shelter.

Reprinted from Habitat World Magazine, February/March 2001.
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