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Habitat Great Britain chosen charity for ’04 house-building event

Habitat for Humanity: Social cause of HBF/Housebuilder at Housebuilding 2004

July 30, 2004 – Housebuilder and the House Builders Federation have chosen Habitat for Humanity Great Britain as the charity for this year’s Housebuilding 2004 Management Conference and Exhibition Sept. 7-8, 2004.

The charity will host a reception for members of the British house-building industry after the prestigious Housing Design Awards ceremony on Sept. 7.

Habitat for Humanity is a nondenominational Christian charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. Families in need build or renovate their houses under supervision from HFH staff, and with volunteers from all backgrounds, races and religions.

“We are proud to be associated with Housebuilding 2004,” says Ian Walkden, national director for Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. “We believe that a partnership with the UK house-building industry is vital to help solve the problem of poverty housing.”

Since it was established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International has built more than 175,000 homes, giving 750,000 people a simple, decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity is active in 100 countries worldwide, including 18 in Europe and Central Asia.

In the United Kingdom, Habitat for Humanity has built simple decent homes in London, Belfast, Eastbourne and Banbury, and will start building in Liverpool and Birmingham next year. Habitat also recruits volunteers to help build homes in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. The Global Village program sends self-funded teams overseas for working holidays of two to three weeks.