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Thousands of Men to Provide “Manpower” for Habitat for Humanity

Thousands of Men to Provide “Manpower” for Habitat for Humanity: The Potter’s House Challenges 40,000 Men at ManPower Conference to Build Homes with Families in Need



AMERICUS, GA., July 24, 2003–Habitat for Humanity and The Potter’s House will reach 40,000 men next weekend with a simple message: pick up a hammer for families in need.

Men from across the nation attending the Potter’s House-sponsored ManPower conference at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, July 31-Aug. 2, will be invited to join the work of Habitat for Humanity in their local communities. Atlanta-area men will have a chance to roll up their sleeves right away by building two Potter’s House-sponsored homes in Roswell, Ga., beginning August 9.

“Habitat for Humanity and The Potter’s House, both Christian ministries, have a common mission of sharing God’s unconditional love,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International. “The partnership is based on a shared faith and will enable both ministries to further the work of practically demonstrating the love of Christ.”

More than 350 ManPower attendees will donate their time over a two-month period to build homes with two Atlanta-area families.

“Building these Habitat homes provides a hands-on opportunity for men attending ManPower to work together to have a positive impact on their communities,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and Sr. Pastor of The Potter’s House, a 28,000-member church in Dallas.

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities in 89 nations have built and sold more than 150,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.