The Board of Directors’ Build has become an annual tradition, of which I’m honored to be a part! This year’s build is especially exciting as it will be the 300th house that Austin Habitat has built. In addition, the 2011 Directors’ Build will kick off the construction of a new neighborhood, Sendero Hills.
As a Board Member of Austin Habitat for Humanity, I truly believe in the vision to eliminate poverty housing through the power of homeownership. Safe and stable homes are the foundation of successful families and communities. But owning a home is not possible for many of our neighbors. As a result of the affordable housing crisis in our community, many families live in overcrowded, deteriorating apartments in crime-ridden neighborhoods. Most of these families are spending the majority of their income on housing, and have little money remaining to pay for other basic necessities, such as food, healthcare, and clothing. Loss of a job or any unexpected expenses, such as a high medical bill, could mean an inability to make rent, forcing families to live in unstable transitional housing or worse...on the streets.
Please join with me in creating hope and stability for families in need. Make a donation today to help end the cycle of poverty housing in our community.
I've been an active volunteer and supporter of Habitat for Humanity for a long time. Since participating on a post-tsunami international Habitat build in Sri Lanka in Summer 2005, I've become heavily engaged in supporting Austin Habitat for Humanity, including volunteering, fundraising, and board service.
Many of you have asked over the years how you might be able to support Austin Habitat for Humanity's mission of eliminating poverty housing in Austin.
One great way to support Austin Habitat is to support our 2011 Board Build. I'm happy to report that the board has committed to fundraise for and build a Habitat home again this year. I am currently raising funds to assist in the building of the board home and hope that you will consider contributing to our efforts. I will be building the Board of Directors Habitat house on Saturday, May 14th (from 8:00 - 3:30 pm) so I also invite you to come build with me and share in the Habitat experience.