What if over half the American population was earning less than a $1 per day? Well that’s Malawi, a country in southeast Africa where donations from Homes for HOPE are being used. Consider what it would be like to live in a place where all gasoline is imported, 7 out of 10 hospital beds are filled with HIV/Aids patients, and 6 out of 10 people live on less than a dollar per day. It’s horrific! But it’s not hopeless.
I recently read an article by Scott Sedam, CEO of TrueNorth Development titled Immigration Reform and Leadership Gap, and I applaud the horn that Scott Sedam is blowing on behalf of immigration reform and am thankful to call America home. In response (and support) of Scott’s article, I wanted to share the Homes for Hope perspective on the same issue.
Did you know that American homebuilders are making a huge impact in Zambia, Africa? Donations from Homes for Hope are helping HOPE International come alongside the church in Zambia to form SCA’s. In short SCA’s provide a way for people to gain access to large sums of money for emergencies or even starting a business.
Last week, I went with Betenbough Homes and a group of their trades and employees to see the work of Esperanza International, HOPE International’s partner in the Dominican Republic. We got the opportunity to meet several of Esperanza’s incredible clients in two Bateyes just north of La Ramona.
Delaware home builder Bay to Beach Builders Inc. and their trade partners were recently featured in a news article in Sussex Living. The article covered their recent ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication of the first Home for Hope built in Delaware.
Four of the Homebuilding Industry’s Top Consultants have agreed to offer their services at a reduced rate for homebuilders and their builder groups.
Shawn Forth Custom Homes, a builder partner of Homes for Hope, was recently highlighted by Dyrinda Tyson in a news article in the Oklahoman. It covers the recent completion of their first Home for Hope project, a 2,300-square foot home located at 18800 Havenbrook Road in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Billy Doelker, president of Key Homes LLC, was named to the NAHB’s 40 Under 40 list last year. He has seen first hand the benefits that come from being a top-notch entrepreneur in America. He knows the dignity that comes from receiving a hand up rather than a handout, and sees Homes for Hope (H4H) as a tool for his company to return the favor.
Bay To Beach Builders is determined not to be derailed by the floods produced by hurricane Matthew. When asked how things were going with Delaware’s first Homes For Hope Carla Parker said, “A week or two behind due to floods. But no damage Praise God.”
“Hope is blind to poverty, starvation, murder, homelessness. Hope looks beyond the horizon and sees…peace.” At the ribbon ceremony for Rosewood Communities’ fourth Home for HOPE, trade partner Silas Lewis of Samson Stone made an impassioned speech about the beauty of what Homes for HOPE and HOPE International offer, and the importance of spreading the gospel in order to spread hope.