Good Cause Wednesday

logo[1]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.

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About coleyoakum

My name is Coleman Yoakum. I am formerly a student at Harding University. Today you can find me in Detroit Michigan doing what I can to expand the Kingdom of God and preparing to start an intentional community in Pontiac. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, music and politics. I am sure that all of these things will find their way to this blog from time to time. Twitter: coleyoakum Facebook: Coleman Yoakum Email: coleyoakum@gmail.com Flickr: flickr.com/photos/coleyoakum/

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