Good Cause Wednesday
This weeks cause is Habitat for Humanity.
With the economy the way it is two things are true 1) People need affordable housing, and 2) Funding for groups that provide that housing such as Habitat is down.
Recently at an event here in Benton County I met with some of the people who help run the county’s Habitat chapter. When I asked how many houses they were able to build last year they sighed and said, “just one.” They told me the volunteers were there, the applications for families were there, there was just no money.
They have recently tried coming up with new ways to help generate funds. I know back in Searcy at the White County branch as well as in Bentonville for Benton County there is what is called the ReStore. These seem to take on a different shape everywhere you go. The one in White County is more of a flea-market style where the Bentonville location focus’ more on home improvement needs.
This way, helping Habitat for Humanity can be just as easy as saying, “I’ll go buy those light bulbs at the ReStore instead of Wal-Greens or Home Depot.” That easy.
In closing, here is a short video from the alma matre of my heart, Harding University about the White County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and just some of the great things they have done there.