World Habitat Day Making A Difference One Family At A Time

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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage

Help Break The Cycle Of Poverty - World Habitat Day

Making A Difference One Family At A Time

One does not need to visit a third world country to see that Poverty and Homelessness are often found hand in hand. It has been reported that roughly 65,000 or approximately 1/3 of the homeless in Canada are aged 16 to 24.

By providing a hand up not a hand out Habitat is making a difference one family at a time

Helping families break the cycle of poverty and build long term financial security is the backbone of Habitat's drive to help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions. Habitat's afffordible, no profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities.

Research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children's educational achievement and strengthens community ties.

October 4th, 2010, the first Monday in October

The United Nations has designated October 4th 2010 as World Habitat Day with the desire that we will reflect on the state of our communities and the basic right to adequate shelter for all.

 

How You Can Help

Contact Habitat For Humanity in your community and volunteer or determine what it would take for a group from your club, church or social network to help build a family a home.

Find out if your community's development plans include affordable and accessible housing, become an advocate for such housing if necessary.

Donate to local agencies that are working to help the homeless and or the disadvantaged in your community.

By helping to provide a Hand Up Not A Hand Out
We are helping people with dignity
.

No longer will I sit on the sidelines and watch as a suffering world revolves around me

I would Challenge each and everyone to reach out and touch someone be it as close as a neighbour going through a hard time to some one half way around the world. Your assistance can vary from donating to a local food bank, a local shelter, to travelling halfway around the world to help, educate, rebuild housing destroyed in a disaster, or offer aid and assistance. if we can all do just one thing, then the world will be better for it and so would we.

There is a Misconception that the people who get a Habitat House do not have to pay for it

Remember the recipients of these home are not getting a hand out but a hand up.
They pay for the house based on its appraised value when completed not the cost to build it

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Rainmaker
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Carol West
Carol West Real Estate, LLC - Hillsboro, OR
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What a great project to be involved in. Our office has the Habitat projects as well.

Oct 01, 2010 12:37 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
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Carol - it is a very worthwhile cause
Oct 01, 2010 12:47 PM #2
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Patty Luther
Rock-n-Roll Realty - Lewiston, ID
Lewiston ID Real Estate, Idaho-Washington
~what a great thing this is and I love ~ By helping to provide a Hand Up Not A Hand Out We are helping people with dignity.
Oct 01, 2010 12:48 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Excellent organization Kathy and such a worthwhile cause........great post, thanks for making everyone aware.

Oct 01, 2010 12:50 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Patty - hand outs are a short term fix ..... a hand up is a long term solution

Oct 01, 2010 12:52 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
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Roger - help spread the word
Oct 01, 2010 12:53 PM #6
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Clark Cook
1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
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I like this Kathy, it shows our better side. 

Oct 01, 2010 01:11 PM #7
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Mary Macy
Top Agents Atlanta Metro - Roswell, GA
Top Agents Atlanta Metro

habitat Rocks, what a great way to empower people.  Good Post, keep on supporting people working their way out of this, that is empowering.

Oct 01, 2010 01:16 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Kathy...Sal was involved with the HFH here in Macomb.  He could not work on the actual building at the time, so we decided that we could see what we had around our home and his then Mom's house that we could donate.
We also work with a not so local church group along the same lines with a large Hispanic grouping. 
Good that you posted this; some very small things can be done to help.

Barb & Sal 

Oct 01, 2010 02:22 PM #9
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Habitat is an amazing project.  I am glad to know that they are continuing their very important work.  I know a lot of realtors get involved in Habitat.  Hopefully, it will make someone's life better.

Oct 01, 2010 03:37 PM #10
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Kathy Clulow
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Clark - it should be our only side
Oct 02, 2010 02:49 AM #11
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Kathy Clulow
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Mary - God has created me to do some definite service. He has committed some work to me. I have my mission. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work" .....

 

This is the original quote credited to Cardinal John Henry Newman, theologian

"The Mission of My Life

God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next.
I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work" .....

Oct 02, 2010 03:03 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
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Barb - every little bit helps

if we can all do just one thing,
then the world will be better for it
and so would we.

Oct 02, 2010 03:05 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
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Joan - How True ..... our Realtors Care Foundation is a supporter of Habitat and other shelter related charities here in Ontario as is the Toronto Real Estate Board

Oct 02, 2010 03:07 AM #14
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David Stevens
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada - Victoria, BC
Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

Kathy - Habitat is a great project - and good to know that so many people are being helped by our Real Estate Foundations these days.

 

Oct 03, 2010 05:14 AM #15
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Kathy Clulow
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David - every little bit helps
Oct 03, 2010 02:50 PM #16
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