Global-to-local impact; join our board; post-event gratitude

 

October 2018

Bill and Barb, long-time Habitat volunteers, in front of the pledge board. Click the image to view the event photo gallery.

30 years of volunteer and donor impact celebrated at Homecoming

Whether or not you joined us at the Linda for Homecoming on October 11, thank you for helping make our 30-year history a story about the power of neighborly love. It reminds us of our roots in Koinonia Farm, a radical and interracial community in rural Georgia, founded in 1942. Koinonia is often translated from Greek as community, fellowship or sharing. It is an ancient, sacred word signifying a group of people sharing a commitment to put their common values into action.

Many of us are longing for deeper connection, for a sense of purpose. For a way to put our faith and values into direct, tangible action. At Habitat we have chosen, as our means of manifesting neighborly love, to focus on creating opportunities for all people to live in safe, affordable homes. We are called to know each other and to care for one another as we would for our brothers and sisters. We are called to serve...

 

Two Bank of America volunteers install baseboards in the South End during Global Build Week

Global-to-local impact on World Habitat Day

October 1 was World Habitat Day. The purpose of this day, designated by the United Nations in 1986, is to reflect on sustainable development to ensure every single one of us has a safe place to live. This year, we celebrated World Habitat Day with a visit from Bank of America. For the past five years, Bank of America has built with Habitat around the world as part of their Global Build week. On Friday, October 5, this global impact became local.

Local Bank of America employees joined us at the South End build site, helping four homeowner families build their homes. We are grateful for this partnership - all around the world, a decent home is something we all need to thrive. After these Bank of America volunteers left the build site, their impact will continue through an $11,500 grant, which will go into the continued construction of the very homes the volunteers worked on. Thank you, Bank of America!

 

Join our Board of Directors!

Want to deepen your involvement with Habitat? We have openings on our Board of Directors and are looking for passionate, engaged members to guide our  work in the Capital District. Residents of our focus neighborhoods (Sheridan Hollow, South End, South Troy and North Central Troy) are especially encouraged to apply.

Our Board provides leadership, direction and oversight for our local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. It is a governance board, not an operational one, which means that Board members aren’t expected to carry out the day-to-day operations. Board members are advocates, thought leaders and ambassadors.

Habitat for Humanity Capital District
207 Sheridan Avenue  | Albany, New York 12210
(518) 462-2993 | info@habitatcd.org

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