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Renaissance Weekend To Build Habitat For Humanity House

Renaissance Weekend To Build Habitat For Humanity House - High profile retreat to celebrate century’s end with dialogue, construction

Habitat for Humanity Press Alert

Hilton Head Island, S.C. - December 21, 1999 - Each year over New Years, an influential group of nearly 1,000 of the best and brightest minds in American public life gather in Hilton Head Island for the Renaissance Weekend. This four-day retreat is an informal but high-powered meeting of minds, gathering leaders in business, education, government, law and medicine, religion, the media, science and technology, sports and the arts for expansive discussion and reflection on the renewal of the American experiment.

This year the Renaissance Weekend will have a new twist. Along with the unfettered flow of ideas, retreat participants will help a needy family build their Habitat for Humanity house.

Media representatives are invited to film the construction, meet and interview the Habitat homeowner family, and see their former dwelling. There will also be daily press briefings with Weekend participants on the build site.

What: Three-day blitz-build construction of a new Habitat For Humanity home by participants in the prestigious Renaissance Weekend retreat.

When: House construction: December 29-31, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daily press briefings: December 29-31, 11 a.m.
(with Renaissance Weekend participants)

House dedication: January 1, 2000, 7 a.m.

Where: 89 Gum Tree Road, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Who: Select participants from the Renaissance Weekend.

Future Hilton Head Island Habitat for Humanity homeowner

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. Habitat brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses that are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has affiliates in every state and in 63 other countries around the world, and has built more than 80,000 houses worldwide. Habitat for Humanity expects to build its 100,000th home in September, 2000.