Together We Can Make A Difference!

October 3, 2013

Patuxent Habitat for HumanityIn 1985, the United Nations declared the first Monday in October to be World Habitat Day to recognize the critical housing need around the world. Habitat for Humanity knows that good housing and good housing policies are crucial to creating safe and strong communities and that adequate shelter is a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty. This year, World Habitat Day falls on October 7. Now more than ever, we need your support.

Did you know?

• Worldwide, 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing conditions. About one in four of all people live in
conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities.

• If the trend is not curtailed, the number will grow to 3 billion living in substandard housing by 2030, or 40 percent of the world’s population.

• Estimates of homelessness in the United States vary from 1.6 million to 3 million people. Most studies conclude that about one-third of the homeless are children.

• Habitat works in more than 1,500 communities in the United States, and in more than 70 countries worldwide, from Argentina to Zambia.

• Every 5 1/2 minutes, Habitat serves a family in need of better housing.

• Habitat has helped more than 3 million people since our founding in 1976.

World Habitat Day is a special opportunity for Habitat for Humanity to call on individuals and organizations to help us address poverty housing. On World Habitat Day, we hope you will join us by taking the following actions:

• Make a donation to Patuxent Habitat for Humanity by visiting .

ReStore• Visit or contact the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity ReStore located in Lexington Park, and help support the mission by shopping, donating, or volunteering. Donation Pickups are available for Saint Mary’s & Calvert Counties. Call 301-737-6273 to schedule your donation pickup.

• Share your commitment on your social media network, and invite your followers and friends to find out more about Habitat for Humanity.

With your help, we can improve lives and communities — at home and around the globe. Together we can make a difference.


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