With Habitat for Humanity I have the chance to help less fortunate people in Romania while also enriching my own life. I would very much like the opportunity, but I need your help
I see volunteering abroad as a way for me to pursue my lust for adventure, and improve my own life while also lifting up other’s lives. I’ve found that the most memorable parts have almost nothing to do with the destination or the sights seen. In High School I traveled to Italy (with my school) and for two of the days there we helped clean and maintain neglected parts of the monastery we were staying in. I remember that time vividly, and fondly. But the cathedrals, the ‘sights’ are all a blur, and don’t mean much to me. With Habitat for Humanity I’ll be doing more than cleaning up a monastery garden, I’ll be helping give people a place to live. The impact of my volunteering effort shall be clear and physically manifested; I can see that it made a difference. I have tried to participate in a Habitat Global Village in March, but was not able to raise the necessary funds. Thus I have turned to Romania; a place that is not so wild and unheard of to me, yet one whose culture I have yet to actually understand. If you could help send me there, your contribution will not be without my gratitude, I am very thankful for the opportunity to volunteer with Habitat.
According to the official statistics, 35 percent of housing in Romania is in a state of complete neglect and in need of urgent repairs.
Habitat for Humanity Romania has taken up the challenge of ending poverty housing in the country. Since it’s founding in 1996, HFH Romania has partnered with more than 1,000 families.
We invite you to join our Global Village team in partnering with Roma families in need to help build safe, affordable, decent homes. There are many ways to be a part of this exciting and vital project. You can donate to an individual team member. 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 other social media sites.
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
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
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