From the Field: Shelter and Safety from Habitat LA

From the Field: Shelter and Safety from Habitat LA
I spent part of a day in my role as a Habitat LA board member to join in helping construct eight amazing green homes in Burbank for eight incredible families--a commitment that grew out of a partnership between Global Green and Habitat for Humanity that began in 2006. I always like to visit a site and lend a hand and hearing from the homeowners is the biggest draw. We got to hear from a single mother last week and she brought us all to tears as she described finding the courage to leave her abusive husband. She had never worked before but knew she needed to protect herself and wanted to set an example for her two amazing daughters. She got a job and was able to qualify as a Habitat homeowner. It was beautiful, and so powerful. If you haven't had the opportunity to join in a Habitat build before, it’s an experience few ever forget; it changed my life when I first did 20 years ago. [link to Habitat LA site]

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I spent part of a day in my role as a Habitat LA board member to join in helping construct eight amazing green homes in Burbank for eight incredible families--a commitment that grew out of a partnership between Global Green and Habitat for Humanity dating back to 2006. I always like to lend a hand and hearing from the homeowners is the biggest draw. We got to hear from a single mother last week and she brought us all to tears as she described finding the courage to leave her abusive husband. She had never worked before but knew she needed to protect herself and set an example for her two amazing daughters. She got a job and was able to qualify as a Habitat homeowner. It was beautiful, and so powerful. If you haven't had the opportunity to join in a Habitat for Humanity build before, it's an experience few ever forget; it changed my life when I first did 20 years ago.