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About Our Team
Team Goal: $10,000
Welcome to our team information and fundraising page! This coming June, we're headed to Matale, Sri Lanka to sling mud, carry bricks, mix cement, and provide any physical labor necessary to help deserving families realize their dreams of living in safe and decent homes. In the meantime, we continue to plan the trip, fundraise on behalf of the community we will be serving, study the concept of service-learning, and prepare for our immersion in Sri Lankan culture and the community of Matale. We're looking forward to rolling-up our sleeves, digging-in, and helping make home-ownership a reality for families in need. We ask that you consider joining our team as a Team Member (if you're interested in coming on the trip contact our Team Leader, Dave Kovac), a Team Supporter (by making a donation to help support our work), or Both!
About Sri Lanka:
This island country southeast of India is known for its natural tropical beauty. It has made steady progress since the opening of its economy in 1977, but poor families have seen few of the benefits. Development efforts have been hampered by three decades of civil war. Meanwhile, the country is still rebuilding from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
More than 4 million Sri Lankans are estimated to live below the poverty line, with about half a million of them residing in slums and shanties. Habitat for Humanity began operating in Sri Lanka in 1994, and today a series of Habitat Resource Centers support local projects. Habitat is one of the country’s largest homebuilders after the government.
We invite you to join our Global Village team in partnering with these families in need to help build safe, affordable, decent homes. There are many ways to be a part of this project. You can donate to an individual team member by clicking on their photo to the left. You can also share this cause with people in your network. By clicking on the “Share” buttons at the upper right of this page, you can share a link and information about this page on Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, and many other social media sites. You can also use the email tool to invite others to join in partnering with families in need.
Visit this page often. We will post updates, add video and photos, and keep you informed about our progress in Matale, Sri Lanka. Working together, we can create positive change. Thank you for becoming a part of the Global Village experience!
About Global Village
Global Village is Habitat for Humanity’s international volunteer program. Teams travel to over 40 countries to work alongside communities, build housing solutions, and experience local culture. Our goal is to change the lives of the people we serve, as well as the lives of the volunteers.
To join a team or learn more, visit www.habitat.org/gv.
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 created more than 600,000 housing solutions 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.