Habitat Camps Out
Did you wonder who was camping out in a cardboard shelter in BT’s horseshoe in early October? BT’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity celebrated Act! Speak! Build! Week with a variety of education and advocacy events aimed at raising our school community’s awareness about the problem of poverty housing in the United States and around the world. In the U.S. alone, housing problems exist for 95 million people. Research studies have shown that clean, decent and stable housing has far-reaching benefits, especially for our nation’s children. At this critical economic time in our country, organizations like Habitat for Humanity provide an essential service. By mobilizing thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat stretches financial contributions to achieve maximum effect.
BT students took action by sending letters to Georgia Congressional Representatives and Senators to advocate for national service programs that partner with Habitat to build houses for low-income families. How can you make a difference? Speak out and urge your legislators to make decent, affordable housing a priority. It’s fast and easy -- see www.habitat.org/gov for details.