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Habitat for Humanity

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.

5 Key Ingredients For Becoming A Leader In The Aging Arena

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

After nearly 40 years working in the field of aging/gerontology, I've come to believe there are five key ingredients for becoming and remaining a leader in this -- and perhaps any -- arena.

You Said You Were Thankful.. Here's How To Show It

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days ...

Thank a National Service Member Today

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Without these 440,000 national service members hard at work, budget-constrained communities might not be able to feed those who are hungry or give children the extra support they need in school to reach their full potential.

This Deaf Athlete Says: 'Losing My Hearing Has Given Me A Positive Outlook on Life'

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

"But when I do triathlons, it is not about hearing; it is about going. Losing my hearing has given me a positive outlook on life because I learned you can take something so negative and allow positive things to come from it."

Have Artists Learned? Marketing and Selling During a Recession

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors and establishing awareness among prospective ones.

Carter Presses Congress On Affordable Housing Funds

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he would work as harmoniously as he could with Republicans and Dem...

Robert Reffkin on Running, Giving Back and His Love for Habitat for Humanity

Charity Miles | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Charity Miles

As the social media editor for Charity Miles, I see thousands of inspiring stories daily. Stories of survivors, of fighters, of incredible athletes, of every day people doing everything in their power to make a difference in the world.

Bringing Eric Home

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

I don't think I will ever forget the call I received on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011. An employee of mine called me at home to tell me that Eric was involved in a serious hang-gliding accident the day before. Disbelief and sadness filled me.

Erin Clements

Josh Duhamel: 'We Were Going To Name The Baby North. So Thanks, Kanye And Kim'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Clements | Posted 08.19.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

AWFUL: Neighbors Want Family's Handicap Ramp Removed

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact

Talk about inconsiderate neighbors! The Giesegh family of Colorado says their neighbors are asking them to take down the handicap ramp outside thei...

'The Shark' Slows, But He's Still Swimming

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | Detroit

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. — A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is keeping up his 22-mile swim in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-...

Jim Dreyer Swims Through The Night

AP | Posted 08.06.2013 | Detroit

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. -- A long-distance swimmer who calls himself "The Shark" is in the middle of a 30-hour, 22-mile dip in Lake St. Clair near the...

This Swimmer Is Making An INCREDIBLE Journey

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 10.06.2013 | Detroit

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The Shark is in the water. And he will be for a while. Long-distance swimmer Jim Dreyer, who calls himself "The Shark," ...

Once Homeless Vet Builds Houses For People In Need

Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

After losing her job and her home, Air Force veteran Regina Best felt that she had hit rock bottom. But she wasn’t willing to give up. “There...

This Bicycle Race Is No Aggie Joke

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.03.2013 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

How many Aggies does it take to ride a bike? How about seven: One to actually pedal the bike and six to support the "pedaller." As an Aggie, Cla...

Giving Veterans Homes to Return to

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Jonathan Reckford

According to a count made last year by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, a staggering 62,619 U.S. veterans are homeless. Too many men and women who bravely served our country are living on the streets and struggling with the uncertainty of their future.

Transforming Young Lives in a Cynical Age

John Petillo | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
John Petillo

Amid all the hand-wringing and soul-searching that higher education is going through about the value and the cost of a liberal arts education, we lose sight of one fundamental truth - it changes lives. For the better.

Celebrating National Women Build Week With Habitat for Humanity

Holly Robinson Peete | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Holly Robinson Peete

So many families in the autism community have a hard time living in apartments because of the noise and the specific needs that their children have. Providing affordable homes for these families has just really filled my heart.

Volunteering -- Selflessness or Selfishness?

Tom Gerdy | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.

National Women Build Week: Reflecting on Mom

Liz Crossman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Impact
Liz Crossman

As Mother's Day approaches, I'm reflecting on the most influential woman in my life, my mother-in-law. Her name is also Elizabeth Crossman.

Life Lessons About Money and Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business
Don McNay

When you think about it, almost all of us have our own "lotto moment." We make decisions about money that will either give us long-term security and happiness or bring on pain and regret.