I believe that “Giving back” to our community and our world, is very important.
Making a difference in other peoples lives has brought many blessings to my life and has fulfilled me in ways I can’t even begin to explain.
When a good friend & business partner approached me to go to Guatemala and help build homes for those in need, I rejected the idea.
I felt we should be helping our own... here... in our own country...But then I came to my senses and realized...our country offers many people many opportunities that don’t even exist in other countries! After realizing this, I decided to go.
My first trip blew me away! It changed my heart and mind forever!
So many people... complete strangers... joined together to provide shelter for those less fortunate.
People from different faiths came together and donated their time, talent and money to help build Habitat Homes for families who are less fortunate. Even though we were aware of the fact that these families would never be able to repay us, we constructed these homes with our bare hands and full hearts expecting absolutely nothing in return. The genuine gratitude from the families we helped was very moving and freeing and that alone was what fueled us.
This outlet became a great way of giving back for me.
If you feel the need to do-good and recharge your spirit, I strongly encourage you get involved with Habit for Humanity International.
Over the past several years, out team has built almost 100 homes for those in need.
I have worked with hundreds of people just like me alongside families who are recipients of these homes. This program is not a hand out. In order for families to “own” a Habitat Home, they must meet the following basic criteria: