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Habitat for Humanity

posted Apr 27, 2014, 4:54 PM by Site Admin   [ updated Apr 27, 2014, 5:03 PM ]
A team of adventurous volunteers will be travelling to Hungary to build homes with Habitat for Humanity from 22 June to 4 July 2014. They will work hand in hand with needy families to help them build their own homes.

The team will join thousands of volunteers who travel around the world each year with Habitat’s Global Village program and join in the exciting, hands-on home building work of Habitat for Humanity in countries where the problems of poverty and inadequate housing are acute. They do not need previous construction experience – just a willingness to work hard.

These volunteers either fundraise or contribute their own money to cover all of costs for their in-country expenses and airfare and they make a donation to Habitat. This donation helps to fund the home building in the host country and supports the Global Village program. Costs are kept low through volunteer labour and donated materials. The families repay a no-profit mortgage, geared to their income. As mortgages are repaid, the funds are used to build more homes.

Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 and works in more than 3,000 communities in nearly 100 nations. More than 2 million people worldwide now live in Habitat homes.

For more information on how to participate on a Global Village trip, contact Habitat for Humanity Canada at 1-(800)-667-5137 ext. 501
or visit their website at:

Habitat is also building homes all across Canada. Learn more about what is happening in your community at

If you are interested in making a donation to help defray the costs of my trip please head to: and select code “CA14403 Hungary (TL: Kim Penzhorn)”

You will receive a charitable donation tax receipt and a letter from Habitat for Humanity Canada thanking you for your donation for any amount of $20.00 or greater.

Even if you are unable to donate, it would be appreciated if you could help get the word out that this program exists.

Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.


George Marko

318-2290 Cotters Crescent
Ottawa, ON K1V 8Y6