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Why We Need Habitat for Humanity

imagesHousing is in an international state of crisis. A full third of all city dwellers around the world reside in urban slums. Right here in the United States, one of the richest nations on the planet, almost 100 million people live in substandard housing, cannot afford the payments for adequate shelter, or are completely homeless.

Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit ecumenical ministry, focuses specifically on the issue of housing. Founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976, the organization has helped build or rehabilitate more than 600,000 units of affordable homes for those in need; today, it serves more than 3 million people internationally.

Decent housing is more than just shelter. It helps provide a sense of security and safety, stability for families, and, most importantly, a sense of hope for the future. Habitat for Humanity helps provide these things for its partner families, relying on volunteer labor and donations of both money and materials. With local projects coordinated by its affiliates across the nation, there are many ways to get involved. To investigate opportunities in your area, go to www.habitat.org/local.

About the author: A sales and business development professional, Anthony Sinisgalli is an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in his home state of Florida.


Habitat for Humanity: Volunteering Programs

Habitat for Humanity, an organization that works to ensure that everyone has a place to call their own, offers a number of programs to allow members of the global community to lend their time and resources to this cause. This includes local, youth, women-centered, national, and international volunteering, which can involve building houses, completing maintenance and repairs, and traveling throughout the country or the world to help with Habitat for Humanity projects.

Interested parties can take part in short or long term projects, including those involving road trips, or they can help through AmeriCorps and earn a stipend while assisting in long-term projects. To find out more, visit www.habitat.org.

About the author –
Anthony Sinisgalli is the Director of Business Development at HCA, Inc., coordinating the recruitment of physicians and business development. He enjoys giving back to the international community by contributing to Habitat for Humanity.