Not long after an earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010, Habitat set a five-year goal of serving 50,000 families through 2015. To date, Habitat's earthquake recovery program, including emergency shelter kits, structural damage assessments, repairs and rehabs, and transitional and upgradable shelters, has benefited more than 28,000 families — approximately 140,000 individuals.
Steve Thomas, Emmy Award-winning television personality and former host of the acclaimed home improvement shows This Old House and Renovation Nation, has partnered with Habitat for Humanity International to help raise awareness about the need for decent, affordable housing.
October 3, 2011 has been designated World Habitat Day by the United Nations. Habitat for Humanity joins the effort to bring awareness to the need for adequate shelter around the world. World Habitat Day 2011 also marked the completion of Habitat's 500,000th home build worldwide.
A collection of videos commemorating Habitat for Humanity's 28th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. The Carters, along with hundreds of volunteers from around the world, will build alongside homeowners, completing 100 houses in earthquake-affected Léogâne, Haiti.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat's blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 fa...