Since Habitat’s inception as an organization all affiliates (like us!) are expected to tithe to Habitat for Humanity International by giving 10% of all undesignated donations—not for administration and overhead, but for the building of homes in other countries.

At Habitat Wake, we have tithed for the past 25 years, supporting the construction of homes for families in need around the world in addition to the 375 homes that we have built in Wake County.  This is something for which we are very proud.

On March 4, I am leaving to spend nine days in Honduras building homes with families in need in that country.  We are joining efforts with Durham Habitat for Humanity to support Habitat’s work in Honduras.  We are excited to be able to partner with our sister Habitat project in Durham to be able to make a real impact in Honduran communities and with Honduran families.  Currently a Habitat house in Honduras can be constructed for $4,500!!

I plan to provide some additional blog entries during my time in Honduras next week (technology permitting) to give everyone a feel for the struggle and the need in Honduras, but especially for the solution that we in Wake County, can have a part in providing.

Please pray for our group of travelers from Durham Habitat, Duke University, NC Central University, and me.  Our hope is for safe travels and a productive week of building homes and relationships across cultures.