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Habitat for Humanity supporters ask leaders in Washington “What will you build?”

ATLANTA (Sept. 20, 2010) – For World Habitat Day on October 4, Habitat for Humanity supporters are asking decision-makers in Washington, D.C., “What will you build?” by submitting a snapshot to an online Photo Wall on Habitat.org.

Photos gathered from around the United States and from as far away as Germany and Thailand will be delivered to leaders in Washington, D.C., asking them to make adequate housing a priority.

“This year, Habitat for Humanity hopes to get as many people as possible who are concerned about decent and affordable housing to submit a photo on Habitat.org showing their support,” said Liz Blake, senior vice president, Habitat for Humanity International. “By raising our voices, we can let our leaders know that adequate housing is important to building strong and healthy communities.”

Last year, Habitat’s online photo petition received more than 1,500 entries. Photos can be uploaded and viewed at http://gra.habitat.org/gra/.

Habitat’s Photo Wall was created in conjunction with the United Nations designated World Habitat Day.

On the first Monday of each October, people around the world join together to exchange ideas and advocate for the need and importance of adequate housing.

Habitat for Humanity will mark World Habitat Day by highlighting the needs of communities in recovery in the United States and the critical link between health and housing overseas. More than 300 Habitat for Humanity events on World Habitat Day have been registered on Habitat.org. Event locations and descriptions can be found at http://www.habitat.org/cd/local/event.aspx?type=2.

This year’s 27th annual Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is a World Habitat Day event. October 4–8, the Carters and 1,000 volunteers will help build, rehabilitate and repair 86 homes in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota; and Birmingham, Alabama.

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, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.