Today we want to give esteem to World Habitat Day which is held on the first Monday of the month of October.
In recognition of World Habitat Day, Habitat for Humanity raises awareness of the need for improved shelter and highlight Habitat’s priorities: the worldwide connection between human health and housing, and, in the United States, neighborhood revitalization.
Habitat for Humanity hopes that by raising awareness and advocating for universal decent housing we can dismantle and alter the systems that allow for poverty housing and make an affordable, decent place to live a reality for all.
By giving public attention to World Habitat Day we give esteem toward housing generally and in our neighborhood. We give esteem to the fact that housing improves health, has a positive impact on children and strengthens communities.
The House That Love Built: The Story of Linda & Millard Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing
- Author: Bettie B. Youngs
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (October 10, 2007)
- 424 pages
In the hearts of volunteers who mobilize resources to build houses, Habitat for Humanity signifies caring. However, few people know that thirty years ago, successful entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. Upon returning to Georgia, they started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken as their personal Christian ministry. Millard recruited Jimmy Carter to work with Habitat when he left the White House. Together they attracted leaders from church and state worldwide. Habitat became an international movement with 1700 affiliates and a Board of Directors comprised of increasingly large corporate donors. As it grew, a new, more secular vision evolved, and eventually Millard and Linda found themselves alone starting over. The Fullers responded with God is not done with us. Within days, they were back raising money and building houses for The Fuller Center for Housing for Katrina victims and in Nepal, Nigeria, and Romania.
Sweet story of the founders of Habitat for Humanity. I loved how he learned so much in business and was able to walk away from it all to become greater than the norm. They have drive and I’m happy they pulled so many behind to make the world better for everyone.
The House That Love Built is an incredible story of love, selflessness, determination and faith. Bettie Youngs is an amazing writer. This is a book that you can’t put down!
In this as in all her books, Bettie’s gift for being both postive and inspiring but also truthful and practical shines through. This may be a story with a happy ending, but in the telling you will find a whole range of highs and lows to keep any reader gripped from beginning to en, It may even inspire you to invest renewed faith and new motivation in starting to building or rebuild your own God Given visions.