On October 5, 2015, Habitat for Humanity will join the United Nations General Assembly in observing the 30th anniversary of World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is set aside to recognize the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter, and to encourage grassroots action toward ending poverty housing. Today, 1.6 billion people live in inadequate shelter around the world, and more than 100 million people worldwide are homeless. Adequate shelter is a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty.
- Every four minutes, Habitat serves a family in need of better housing.
- Habitat has helped more than 5 million people since 1976.
- Habitat works in more than 1,400 communities in the United States, and in more than 70 countries worldwide, from Argentina to Zambia.
- About 2 million volunteers work with Habitat every year worldwide.
Morris Habitat for Humanity will observe the World Habitat Day by welcoming to our offices one of the global partners that we support with our annual tithe. Naira Abrahamyan, the Global Village and Communications Coordinator for Habitat Armenia, will be our guest.
We invite you to join us in these ways of helping to end poverty housing.