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Habitat for Humanity

This week's featured organization is Habitat for Humanity. They build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Since 1973, Habitat for Humanity has been organizing volunteers to build homes at sites in nearly 1,400 communities across the United States and in approximately 70 countries around the world. How it works: Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity chapter. Then those families help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage afterwards.

Donations to Habitat for Humanity help pay for property and supplies, but that's just one way to help. Habitat for Humanity also relies on a strong corps of volunteers who improve and transform neighborhoods and, through their labor, give families opportunities at better lives.

Thousands of women build up communities and each other with Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's

Prologis and Habitat for Humanity partner during global day of service

Did you know that you can also support them through their Habitat for Humanity ReStores? These home improvement stores sell new and gently used appliances, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. There might be one in a neighborhood near you:

To find out how you can help, visit Habitat for Humanity at:

Find them on social media at:
Twitter: @Habitat_org

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