Habitat volunteers to be honored

Friday, February 27, 2009

Volunteers who have worked with Habitat for Humanity will be honored at a brunch Saturday at 10 a.m. at Peach Lutheran Church, Greencastle.

Anyone who has worked with Habitat during 2008 is invited to attend the event. Reservations are not required, and brunch will be served.

Certificates will be presented to all volunteers Saturday morning. Members will discuss their accomplishments during 2008 and make plans for 2009.

Habitat for Humanity (HFHI) was born on September 1976 when a group of supporters got together to discuss the future of their dream.

In 1984, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn took their first Habitat work trip, the Jimmy Carter Work Project, to New York City. Their personal involvement in Habitat's ministry brought the organization national visibility and sparked interest in Habitat's work across the nation. HFHI experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new affiliates around the country.

Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing. Churches, community groups and others have joined together to successfully tackle a significant social problem -- decent housing for all.

Today, Habitat for Humanity has built more than 300,000 houses, sheltering more than 1.5 million people in more than 3,000 communities worldwide.

For information about Habitat for Humanity, call 765-653-5360. Anyone interested in volunteering or who has volunteered is invited to attend the brunch on Saturday.

Peace Lutheran is located at 1421 S. Bloomington St. near the Putnam County Hospital.

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