This Week at Holston Habitat 10/5/15

Today is World Habitat Day!

In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all people to adequate shelter. World Habitat Day is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
Join us on a Holston Habitat for Humanity build site at noon this Saturday, October 10 as we commemorate World Habitat Day by reflecting on the global need for adequate housing for all people.  Volunteers on site will be encouraged to join in reciting the Prayer for Shelter and observe a moment of silence and reflection.  Visit our ‘Current Builds’ page for build site addresses and contact information for each build’s Volunteer Coordinator.

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Today, 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter around the world.  By 2030, UN-HABITAT estimates an additional 3 billion people will need access to housing.  We know that the problem is great, but being a part of the solution is simple.  Support Holston Habitat for Humanity and other Habitat for Humanity affiliates in our efforts to create a world where everyone has a simple, decent and affordable place to live.  Take part in World Habitat Day by participating in one of these ways:
Donate to Holston Habitat for Humanity or your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate
– Join us in asking God to give each of us willing hearts and hands by reciting the Prayer for Shelter
– Participate in a World Habitat Day Social Media Campaign
– Click here to learn about other ways you may be able to get involved

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Office Closure

The Holston Habitat for Humanity office will be closed to the public Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2.  The office will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

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Happy Birthday Jo!

There’s still time to join in the celebration of Holston Habitat’s co-founder Jo Morrison!  Jo’s 99th birthday may have been on September 10, but the “Happy Birthday Jo” campaign remains open until September 30. Make a donation to Holston Habitat for Humanity in Jo’s honor by clicking here or by mailing a contribution to Holston Habitat for Humanity at P.O. Box 5265, Kingsport, TN  37663.  Please designate mailed funds as part of the “Happy Birthday Jo” campaign and include an address to which an acknowledgement may be sent.

Jo Morrison (shoulder shot)

Thank you for your dedicated support of the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.  Your support of this campaign will help Holston Habitat for Humanity build toward that vision by wishing Jo a very special birthday.  We hope to share at least 99 birthday wishes with our delightful co-founder and help set her on the path toward a healthy 100!

Visit the ReStore

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The Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donations of new and gently used furniture, appliances, housewares, electronics and building materials.  These items are sold to the public at a deep discount, generating funds for Holston Habitat’s home construction program.  The ReStore is located at 750 East Main Street in Kingsport and is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  If you would like to schedule a donation pick-up or would like more information about how you can support the ReStore please contact 423-378-4760.