Last week I was privileged to be part of a groundbreaking for a Home for Home in Mt. Joy. As is so often the case I was surrounded by people from the local building industry whohad caught the vision of just what a home for hope can mean for so many of those in need.
So how does it work? Homes for Hope works with builders and their trade partners to build ahome for hope – a project in which no one makes a profit and which both the builders and tradesdonate their profit and often their cost, to create net revenue for Homes for Hope. Homes forHope, working in partnership with HOPE International, takes the profits (in this case and estimated $100,000) and makes loans – as little as $100 – to stuggling entrepreneurs in places like Haiti, Congoand Afghanistan – to help them work their families out of poverty.
Clair Hostteter, Brentwood’s founder & president put it this way; “We’d be thinking about doingthis for a quite some time and it just seemed like this was the right time. And I’m amazed that somany of our trade partners are giving all or a good portion of labor, materials or their services tothe projetct. This represents the heart of our industry.”
This really is the building industry putting its best foot forward – men and women, just like you, giving what they do for a living to help others help themselves.
You can be a part of Homes for Hope – this is a “handup” for those in need and I hope you’ll consider being a part. Visit our website (www.homes4hope.org) to and join us today in bringing practical help to those most in need aroundthe world – be part of the movement which helps people work their way out of poverty – for good!
Half of the proceeds from this home for hope will go to help struggling entrepreneurs in Afghanistan.