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Habitat for Humanity International joins Entertainment Industry Foundation to promote volunteerism

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Los Angeles Kings Mascot ‘Bailey’ lends a helping hand with the wheelbarrow on the build site.

ATLANTA (Oct. 12, 2009) – Habitat for Humanity International recently announced its participation in the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s iParticipate campaign, an effort that seeks to encourage volunteerism in America. The dedicated Web site, iParticipate.org, will highlight volunteer opportunities in local communities across five key areas of service: Children and Education, Community Health, Well-being, Financial Security, Environmental Conservation and Support for Veterans and Military Families.

Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with volunteers and partner families to provide simple, decent and affordable housing. The alliance with the iParticipate.org Web site will provide a portal for interested individuals to find volunteer opportunities available at more than 1,500 Habitat affiliates across the United States. The site also features calendars of events, maps, digital tool kits and uses social networking Web sites to recruit friends and family for projects.

“We are grateful for our many volunteers, without whose generous support our work would not be possible,” said Chris Clarke, Habitat senior vice president of Marketing and Communications. “The eradication of poverty housing is no small task. Through the iParticipate campaign we will be able to reach new audiences of people interested in providing a hand up to families in need of homes and hope.”

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Film and TV actresss Brittany Snow volunteers with Greater Los Angeles HFH as a result of the iParticipate campaign.

Major broadcast networks will spotlight service through scripted programming, segments and public service announcements about volunteerism during the week of October 19–25.
About the Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading charitable organization of entertainment industry and has distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support programs addressing critical health, education and social issues. Visit http://www.eifoundation.org/or http://www.iparticipate.org/.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. For more information, visit http://www.habitat.org/.