(Working in Partnership with all of Bennington County, Vermont)
"We recognize that the cries and anguish of more than a billion people who live in inadequate housing or no housing at all must be addressed with action. Today. At this moment in time." Millard Fuller, addressing the United Nations, June 5, 1996, Istanbul, Turkey; the Habitat II Conference. (Habitat III is in Quito, Ecuador this October 2016.)
Now in 2016, nearly 2 billion people around the world live in slum housing, and more than 100 million people are homeless. That equates to one out of every four people on our planet. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable. We know that every person who steps forward to support the mission can make a difference. Please join us and encourage your friends to help us BUILD more homes, communities, and hope throughout the world and in our community.
How much do you know about the need for adequate housing worldwide? Take a short quiz developed by Habitat International to test your knowledge of housing need, affordability and Habitat’s global impact. Click here.
Habitat works by putting people together.
"If you are a person of faith, you learn certain basic lessons about truth, justice, love, and sharing that shape your life. It doesn’t matter whether you learn these lessons in a church, in a synagogue, in a mosque, or in a temple... The great gift of Habitat for Humanity is that it offers us a way to reach out to fellow humans who don’t have a decent place in which to live. In fact, it’s the best way that I know to live out the highest moral values of my faith, because Habitat sees decent housing as a human right."
- Jimmy Carter
Monday, Nov. 7th and Monday, Nov. 14th, 2016 - 6 to 8 p.m.
Federated Church of East Arlington, 102 Ice Pond Road
The course will cover aspects of personal financial management.
November 7th we will cover the topics “Money Matters,” which includes budgeting and prioritizing financial goals, and “Borrowing Basics,” which explains how credit works.
November 14th we will cover “Financial Recovery,” a discussion of the steps to financial recovery and rebuilding credit, and “Your Own Home,” which explains the home buying process and the difference between renting and homeownership.
The course will be facilitated by Dawn Adams-Rea, Branch Manager with Berkshire Bank, Keld Alstrup, Bennington County Habitat for Humanity Board Member, and Shannon McLenithan, Vice President of Residential Lending with The Bank of Bennington.
The course is free, and all are welcome to participate. Please register with the Habitat office by calling: 802-367-1000.
“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”