Habitat for Humanity – Homeownership in Action
UNION BEACH NJ – President and Mrs. Carter joined nearly 150 volunteers Saturday to help build and repair homes in Union Beach, N.J., as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.
Union Beach was significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy, leaving many homes damaged or demolished. The Carters and the volunteers worked to repair homes damaged by the storm. Additionally, one new home was being built to replace a home that was destroyed.
Habitat’s Carter Work kicked off earlier in the week on Sunday and took place in Oakland, and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; and New York City.
World Habitat Day in Ontario
In Canada, as a part of World Habitat Day, the Canadian Chapter of Habitat for Humanity hosted events that put 15 families into homes. Four of those events were in Thunder Bay.
In dual events in Thunder Bay and in Marathon, Habitat for Humanity was busy over the past year ensuring that those homes were completed. The Thunder Bay builds were actually delayed a year with the June 2012 flooding.
The efforts of Habitat for Humanity to help with a hand up makes home ownership possible for families.