Stories

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Habitat AmeriCorps member builds “because I can”

As a member of the 2019-2020 AmeriCorps class, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity construction crew leader Dean Williams spends most of his days building. Volunteering has largely been the story of his life — traveling the globe to make use of the random and sometimes eccentric experiences, talents and skills he’s gathered to serve others.

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Promoting health in Zambian communities

Habitat’s definition of decent housing includes access to clean water, something more than 40% of Zambians don’t have. By partnering with Habitat Zambia, many communities can now access clean, treated water.

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‘Chopped’ winner Chef Ro holds a special spot for Habitat

All Habitat kitchens in the U.S. and Canada for the past 20 years have been outfitted with a Whirlpool refrigerator and range thanks to the Whirlpool Corporation. It was in her mother’s kitchen, on those appliances, where Chef Ro taught herself basics of cooking and changed the trajectory of her life.

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Housing is the prescription we need

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine and Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat, discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the housing crisis we were already facing.

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