Help Create a Community or a Place
That someone can call home anywhere in the world.
Clothing, food, love and a safe and stable home are fundamental needs for all people in all parts of the world. It is a global understanding, that there is nothing like coming back to a safe home and be with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many people worldwide, there are no homes to come to.
In recent years, homelessness in New York City reached its peak. Per The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 549,828 people were homeless in the United States. 2016 was the worst year for Syria’s children, per Unicef. According to Arianna Huffington, “It Shouldn’t Take a Natural Disaster for Us to Tap into Our Natural Humanity.”
It’s pivotal to bring social awareness, because homelessness is a real and heart wrenching problem. Anita Dongre designs for the good by empowering women in the villages of India. The birthplace of Grassroot, India, is an untapped wealth of traditional skills. Unfortunately these precious skills now face an imminent danger, due to waning demand. Ela Bhatt has devoted her life to helping India’s poorest, most oppressed workers. She is the most well-known and prominent women’s rights activist in India and helped thousands of afflicted female workers. Reema Nanavaty leads Self Employed Women’s Association’s economic and rural development activities. She helps seventeen million women and their families across India find work. 80 years young, Bhachiben Bhurabhai Ahir, devoted her life to teaching embroidery to several generations in various communities.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have been volunteers at The Habitat for Humanity for over 30 years. They helped built about 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. They created the Carter Work Project, which helped roughly 9.8 million people find affordable homes. The various places that Habitat for Humanity currently builds homes are: Africa, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, The Pacific, United States.
Earlier this year, Vista College partnered for the first time with Bryan College Station Habitat for Humanity to make a donation for building a local home. Vista College offered to provide the lucky family two scholarships to attend its university! This is truly socially responsible in two admirable ways — giving someone a home and the value of an education, both of which are invaluable.
Per Jeff Atkinson, Campus Director at Vista College, “Vista College believes in creating opportunities for the communities we serve, and that goes beyond the classroom. What better way to create an opportunity for someone, than helping him or her build a home? Partnering with Habitat for Humanity is a great way for us to get involved with the local community.”
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, take a look at this video by clicking here.