Americus, Ga. - June 30, 1999 - Michael Engelking has been appointed Habitat for Humanity International's new program director for Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States.
Engelking's responsibilities include guiding and implementing the programmatic and ministerial support activities of Habitat for Humanity International. He will also have to aid affiliates and national organizations to uphold and maintain the organization's ultimate goal and mission.
"I joined Habitat for Humanity because I want to make a contribution to the betterment of the human condition," Engelking said. "After all, if we don't look after one another, who will?"
Engelking has a master's degree in International Business and has served professionally as an adviser and analyst. For the past two years, Engelking has worked as a Habitat for Humanity International Partner in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Engelking will begin his new job July 1.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit worldwide ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The homes are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife Linda, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 75,000 houses, providing shelter for more than 375,000 people worldwide. It has affiliates in every state of the United States and in 63 other countries around the world.