Volunteer Sign-ups Open for Habitat for Humanity Build
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
KentuckyOne Health - Louisville Market
To the volunteers and sponsors who will build her family’s home, Bahati shared, “I want to thank each and every one who will take part in building my home. May God bring prosperity in their lives.”
Do you want to help KentuckyOne Health build a healthier community? You can do so quite literally by volunteering May 17, 18 or 19 to “raise the roof” on a Habitat for Humanity home in Louisville. See video of last year's home build with Yassar.
Please join us! We are in need of 20 volunteers for each of the three days (10 morning and 10 afternoon slots for each day). Not exactly a handyperson? No worries; just come with a willingness to learn and take direction on assigned tasks. Make it a family affair by including your family or friends who are 18 or older.
Please sign up using the web link:
Who will be the new homeowner this year?
KentuckyOne Health is sponsoring the build of a Hazelwood neighborhood home for Bahati Kangeta. Bahati, 36, was born in the Congo and also lived in South Africa before moving to the U.S. She speaks Swahili, Zulu, French and some English, and she has three children: Mumena (20 years old), Tolerence (16) and Georges (13). Bahati currently works in the packaging department at Swift.
Why is KentuckyOne supporting this effort?
Safe, affordable housing is foundational to good health. Habitat is not a giveaway program. Each family pays a 20-year, no-interest mortgage and completes 400 hours of sweat equity, which includes building their own home and the homes of others. In addition, they must have an acceptable credit history and complete home-ownership classes.
The impact of providing the opportunity for home ownership is enormous, not just for families but the whole community. For example, children of low-income homeowners are 116 percent more likely to graduate from college than children of low-income renters; they are 50 percent less likely to rely on welfare as an adult.
If you have questions or want more information about the May Habitat for Humanity project, please contact Shane Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.807.0165.