Americus, Ga.- Sept. 5, 2000 - Littleton, Colo., resident Lori Vaclavik has been elected to Habitat for Humanity International’s newly formed U.S. Council. Vaclavik, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, 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.
“There have been many rewards from working with Habitat for Humanity, but the most significant are a deeper relationship with God, the opportunity to do meaningful work, and a positive life attitude that comes from working with caring people who want to make a difference,” Vaclavik said.
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.