Home Sweet Home For All

This picture of neat, clean, and safe to live in housing is something that is often taken for granted by many. But adequate, affordable housing, a basic human right, is out of reach for many of the world’s population. Alarming facts:
        1.6 billion are living in substandard housing
         1 billion are living in slums   housing

This is nothing to take lightly, or pretend that it’s not happening in your own vicinity. That’s why it’s so important to remember those without adequate shelter on Monday, October 1, which is World Habitat Day.

With the theme of “Many Homes, One Community,” the purpose is to raise awareness of the pivotal role of housing in a community’s development.

During October and November, hundreds of events will take place worldwide. They will range from flash mobs and parades, to forums and contests.

imagesCA2TUWNYVolunteers coming together
to erect a structure.

What can we do to keep the dream flourishing? Get educated, volunteer time, donate what you can, and advocate for those in need. This is not a privilege, but a definite priority.

Building homes is building fresh, new realities for thousands of households worldwide.
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About got2care

A Midwest, big-city Cultural Creative feminist, who believes that caring and creativity go together. Interests in my blogs can include: the green lifestyle, writing, educational reform, literary topics, and being creative.
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