Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Joins Global Observance of World Habitat Day

President/CEO Sharon Ellis to speak on Monday, October 6 to invite public to get involved throughout October
LA HABRA, Calif. - Sept. 10, 2014 - PRLog -- In celebration of World Habitat Day, President/CEO Sharon Ellis will speak at the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County La Habra home build site to help bring attention to the need for adequate housing around the world and in Orange County on Monday, October 6th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

World Habitat Day has been declared worldwide by the United Nations General Assembly to be the first Monday of October.  This day has been formally recognized as a time to acknowledge the basic need for adequate shelter in a world where 1.6 billion people continue to live in unsafe, unsuitable, and unaffordable housing. As part of honoring the day, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is encouraging individuals to participate by joining us at our La Habra home build site located on 526 East La Habra Blvd.

“On World Habitat Day, our focus is the need for safe, decent, and affordable shelter,” said Sharon Ellis, President/CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. “We will advocate for decent housing for all people, declaring that poverty housing is socially unacceptable.”

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County will also be urging the public to get involved in volunteer opportunities on Monday, October 6, 2014 and throughout the month of October. The Orange County community is invited to volunteer on one of our three build sites in Cypress, La Habra, or Santa Ana. In addition, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County operates two Habitat ReStores in Anaheim and Santa Ana where people are encouraged to volunteer or donate home items and building materials. The Habitat ReStores are home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home décor, building materials to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Anyone who donates to the Habitat ReStores during the month of October will receive a 25% off “donation thank you” coupon to shop at the Habitat ReStores. All proceeds from the Habitat ReStores go to fund the building of affordable Habitat for Humanity of Orange County homes. The Habitat ReStores will also offer free kid and family friendly arts and crafts throughout the month of October in observance of World Habitat Day.

Add your voice

You can make shelter a priority by signing this petition to the United Nations and then spreading the word for others to join the movement, too. The petition is online at www.bit.ly/WHDpetition.

For more information on this event or to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, visit our website www.habitatoc.org/worldhabitatday.

Gladys Hernandez
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County News
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