Americus, Ga.- Sept. 5, 2000 - San Antonio, Texas, resident Daniel Lopez has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International’s newly formed U.S. Council. Lopez, a mortgage banker with Fannie Mae Corp. and a former employee of Habitat for Humanity International, is one of nine individuals selected for this council from across the country.
The Habitat for Humanity U.S. Council will advance Habitat for Humanity's U.S. work in an advisory capacity and serve as a voice of U.S. Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other constituency organizations on policy matters. The nine members recently elected are the first of 15 to be nominated by Habitat's International Board of Directors.
"Habitat for Humanity allows me an avenue to put my faith into action," Lopez said. "Over the last decade of my involvement, the rewards of being involved with Habitat for Humanity have included a sense of belonging to a larger purpose, developing meaningful relationships and establishing a fruitful career in housing."
In addition to its advisory role, the U.S. Council will be responsible for budget reviews, the annual planning of materials and will submit policy recommendations to the international board.
Dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda. HFHI and its 2,001 affiliates in 67 nations have built and sold almost 100,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.