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Middlesex Habitat for Humanity gives to Haiti

by Lyle Predmore

Habitat for Humanity is an international organization with work in over 80 countries around the world. Even though we are at work in Middlesex County to provide good, affordable houses for those who might not otherwise have home ownership, we are also connected around the world. 

We, who are blessed with the abundance of a First World country and economy, share our blessings with Third World countries by tithing cash donations received. The goal is to build a house for another family in a less-privileged country with each house we build locally. 

The recent earthquake in Haiti is a reminder of how closely we are connected in our common efforts. Just as we have work in our own country, Habitat has been at work in Haiti for some 26 years providing housing adapted to that culture. Before the earthquake struck, Habitat’s work in Haiti was much like the work here in Middlesex. The day of the earthquake changed the focus to rehabilitation and clean-up efforts. Housing will be much simpler shelter kits, and transitional shelters will be the focus. 

This week, several members of the Middlesex Kitty Kat Nappers Red Hatters—Zani Autry, Debbie Douglas, Barbara Filling, Beverly Hart, Marie Spangler, Rose Talbott and Pam Waldron—made a donation of $310 to HFH Middlesex. Of this donation, $31 (tithe) will go to our international work, including Haiti. 

Additional donations may be made to HFH Middlesex, P.O. Box 492, Hartfield, VA 23071. Any funds designated totally for Haiti will be forwarded as requested.

posted 01.20.2010

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