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10 OCTOBER 2013 | WORLD HABITAT DAY

10 Oct , 2013

In celebration of World Habitat Day this week, Habitat Wake hosted our good friend, Alberto Benitez, national director of Habitat for Humanity in Honduras.

Alberto shared with us that in Honduras over half of all Hondurans live with inadequate shelter. That is well over 1 million dwellings that are deficient. He told of young children in indigenous villages dying at very young ages of Chagas disease from parasites that live in the thatched roofs of their huts and how a simple solution of concrete floor and metal roof would prevent these deaths.

Joyfully, he shared that Habitat Honduras recently celebrated the completion of the 15,000th Habitat house in the country since their inception 20+ years ago and, even more excitedly, that they plan to build another 15,000 homes in the next five years!

Habitat Wake is proud, as a part of our global commitment, to be the largest single donor to Habitat Honduras through the gracious support of our donors and friends. We look forward to being part of a new 500 house project beginning in 2014 in Santa Rosa de Copan in Western Honduras.

As scripture says in Luke 12:48, “….from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

We are blessed to have such strong global partners where we know that our investment makes a huge difference!

15 JULY 2013 | DOUBLY BLESSED

15 Jul , 2013

Last Wednesday, we had the privilege of dedicating our most recent new home in Augusta Crossings that was built in partnership with the Ali/Karim family and our sponsors from Red Hat, WalMart, and Grifols.

When it came time in the program to make remarks, the father/husband of the family, El Waleid shared a touching story with us.  On the morning of November 3, 2012 while he and his wife Salsabila were at WakeMed for the delivery of their second child, he received a call on his cell phone.  He looked at the phone and saw that the call was from Habitat and even in the midst of the pending birth, he answered the call from a staff member on our family services team.  El Waleid learned that his application for homeownership had been approved by our Family Selection committee and minutes later their baby daughter, Aseel, entered the world!

How’s that for a blessed morning?!  It’s so much fun to be a part of such joy!


Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
2420 Raleigh Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604-2235
Phone 919.833.1999
Fax 919.833.8256
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