Habitat for Humanity volunteers begin clean-up efforts in communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy
NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity volunteers began clean-up efforts over the weekend to help those impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Habitat for Humanity International is launching a multi-phase response to help communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy along the U.S. East Coast. The effort includes a range of services that will address both the short-term and long-term need for safe and decent housing.
As part of its initial response effort, Habitat is mobilizing local volunteers to help homeowners make repairs to houses that received damage from the storm and to help with community clean-up efforts.
Over the long-term, Habitat for Humanity will work to build, rehabilitate or repair affordable housing in partnership with low-income families impacted by the storm.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.
SOURCE Habitat for Humanity