Shooting for Habitat for Humanity
It was my distinct pleasure to shoot for Habitat for Humanity yesterday. I’m working with Shem Ogweno to create a video commemorating their Great Day of Service – Interfaith Build Day in remembrance of 9-11. Volunteers from 11 different faith communities came out to help build a home for a family in need in Queens.
Since its inception in the 1970s Habitat for Humanity has built over 5 million homes worldwide so that low income families can own a home which helps break the cycle of poverty and need. Somewhere in the world a Habitat home is completed every 5 1/2 minutes.
Here in New York, 55% of families cannot afford the home that live in and 30% of families spend more than 50% of their yearly income on rent.
As you remember this 9/11 and are thinking of ways that you can help rebuild our world, one way is to reach across whatever divides us and build a home for someone who needs one. If you have money give money. If you have time, give time. You don’t need any special skills. As they say at Habitat, “You get in touch with us and we will find a way to utilize you.”