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Jimmy Carter in Memphis for Habitat for Humanity Build

Jim Luce | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

In 1975, as a high school student in the Midwest, I was a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter's bid for the White House. Fast forward forty years, and I continue to write about and be inspired by this great man.

Carter and Clinton: A Tale of Two Presidents

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Voters should judge a candidate not just on examples of past competency, but with an eye toward the core things that really matter: character, values, honesty, humility and selflessness. Perhaps this tale of two presidents has a lesson in it for 2016.

Jimmy Carter: Role Model

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

In many ways President Carter's greatest work has come after his presidency and has been mostly centered on giving back to the global community.

A Home for Everyone

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
Suzanne Skees

If I could have one wish come true, I would give every family on the planet a clean, pretty little house in which to live. Each clean, pretty little home Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) helps to build moves us closer to a world like that.

Banking On an Affordable New York

Keith Mestrich | Posted 07.01.2015 | New York
Keith Mestrich

The banking community has an opportunity to restore this trust and make good on our social contract with customers, communities, and policymakers. We should start by investing in homeownership, which has always been the foundation of the American Dream.

15,000 Women Kick Off Mother's Day Weekend by Helping to Build Affordable Housing

Lisa Marie Nickerson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Lisa Marie Nickerson

Mother's Day is a time reserved for honoring our mothers and reflecting on the influence that mothers have on our society. But for the Habitat for Humanity family, Mother's Day takes on a particularly special meaning.

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

Guilty Volunteer, Please Put Your Hand Down

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Lisa Earle McLeod

Guilt may induce you to sign up for a thankless task, but it quickly loses its motivational power as the job wears on. If you're going to volunteer, don't simply respond to somebody else's desperate plea for help. Think about how you can create a meaningful experience for yourself.

When Less Means More Jobs, More Money And More Opportunity

Chris Vincent | Posted 04.12.2015 | Green
Chris Vincent

No family should have to choose between putting food on the table and heating their home. Fortunately, there is a roadmap for addressing residential energy efficiency and building a better, more prosperous nation to boot.

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Cheapflights | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapfligh...

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

A Home Creates a World of Possibilities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

It is important that we continue to seek new opportunities to improve housing conditions because too many families know the impossible compromises that must be made to afford acceptable shelter.

A Simple Online Tool That Helps Builds Homes And Futures

Chris Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Chris Bailey

What I've come to understand is that the meaning of home is very personal. And because it's personal and filled with emotions we all share, each person can empathize with someone else who doesn't have a home.

Neighborhood Revitalization Brings Hope to Families and Communities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

Building a house isn't always enough of a hand up. Sometimes the entire community needs to get involved. We refer to this as neighborhood revitalization, and it is integral to our work.

"Dirt" Forms Foundation For Habitat Partnership

Colleen Finn Ridenhour | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Colleen Finn Ridenhour

During their tour stop in Philadelphia, Kelley and Hubbard joined future homeowners Rhonda and Roberto in working on a Habitat home for their family of five.

'Swingin' Seniors' Volunteer Their Retirement Hours To Build Homes For Needy Families

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News

Gary Jones, does not let his days in retirement pass idly by. Two days out of the week he's hammering nails, laying down foundation and building homes...

Finding Time to Care for Others: It Starts With Us

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

This summer is a perfect time to start building a caring community in your neighborhood for parents and kids alike.

Minnesota Teen Sleeps Outside For A Year For Charity And Would 'Do It All Over Again'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

He endured 76 subzero nights during the winter months and swarms of mosquitoes once summer hit, but Rudy Hummel did it -- he slept outside every night...

Georgia Peaches

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

These Georgia peaches have contributed to the culture and economy of their state and the U.S. I have profiled two amazing Georgia women in recent blogs: Coretta Scott King and Juliette Gordon Low, both of whom have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Of course, there are many other accomplished Georgia women. Let's learn about a few.

National Women Build Week Highlights the Strength of Women

Renee Lewis Glover | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Renee Lewis Glover

This week, more than 13,000 women from across the United States answered the call to help build new communities and picked up hammers to help hundreds of families realize the dream of homeownership.

New Focus on Housing Improvements May Be Key to Reducing the Global Burden of Malaria

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

We have enough positive indicators to urge that housing improvements be examined carefully as another valuable tool in reducing the incidences of malaria.

With Your Help We Can and Must Do More

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

With more than 1.6 billion people continuing to live in poverty housing and another 100 million with no home at all -- Habitat can and must do more.

Habitat For Humanity Building More Than 800 Homes In Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact

Habitat for Humanity has pledged to build more than 800 homes in the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the organization announced earlier this month...

Minnesota Teen With The Warmest Heart Is Sleeping Outside For A Year To Help Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

When temperatures in Minnesota dropped to minus 27 degrees recently, Rudy Hummel simply put on an extra fleece, filled an empty bottle with hot water ...

Rebuilding in Port-au-Prince After Four Years

Elizabeth Blake | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Blake

Amid the reconstruction, what you might not think about as you walk among thriving community gardens and visit new marketplaces is the very thing you're walking on: land.