World Habitat Day
Habitat is often associated with places such as the rainforest or broad open forests. These are the habitats where wild animals live, and they are often threatened.
We rarely consider ourselves to be animals. Habitat for Humanity reminds us that we have habitats as well, but we often call them our homes. Habitat for Humanity works to make sure that everyone has a home to call theirs, especially in areas where the environment can be dangerous or harsh.
It has been three decades since the United Nations General Assembly declared to the world that everyone should have a decent place where they can live. World Habitat Day was created to help those who don’t have homes.
Habitat for Humanity works alongside their global partners to build homes for all who need them. They also encourage people to strive for a better world.
Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976. Since then, it has been a global movement that brings together investors, volunteers, and businesses to help build homes and shelter those in need. Habitat for Humanity gives families a sense of strength and self-reliance. It also provides stability which is valuable in an ever-changing world.
Habitat for Humanity and the United Nations have worked together to fight for decent housing for all. In 2016, the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development was held. This conference aimed to address the ongoing trend of people moving to cities from rural areas.
Habitat for Humanity seeks to see the future urban centers full of decent housing.
Participating in your local Habitat For Humanity is the best way to celebrate World Habitat Day. There is always an opportunity to get involved to provide housing for those who are most in need.
You can have fun volunteering with your friends to help Habitat for Humanity on particular projects. Even if you don’t have the skills to use a hammer, it doesn’t mean you can’t support this organization. If you do not have the means to donate to their cause, you still have the option to make a contribution.