Thursday, July 12, 2018

The biggest milestones in Habitat for Humanity’s history

For over half a century, business owners, medical professionals, architects, celebrities, and countless other people have supported Habitat for Humanity resulting in many great humanitarian efforts around the world. It all began when the Jordan and England families founded a community outside of Americus, Georgia called Koinonia Farm in 1942. From then on, the community had steadily grown and generated support from all over. 

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Ten years ago, Habitat for Humanity built their 300,000th house in Naples Florida. In 2011, it built its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. And on 2013, it celebrated the 800,000th house it constructed. Here are some other great milestones made by Habitat for Humanity. 

In 2017, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter began the group’s second largest development in Edmonton, Canada. The project was a duplex and a part of the 150 homes being built in Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan with the help of over 1,000 daily volunteers. 

In 1968, the partnership housing and Fund for Humanity were created. The concept of partnership housing revolved around creating proper homes and shelters by working side-by-side with volunteers who would build these affordable homes. These houses would be built at no profit whatsoever. 

And in 1999, the Jimmy Carter Work Project under Habitat for Humanity launched its biggest project ever in the Philippines. The endeavor united 14,000 volunteers from 32 countries to build 293 homes.

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Dr. Alton Ingram focuses his practice on all kinds of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery except craniofacial surgery. In the past, Dr. Ingram had worked with Operation Smile, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, and The Viennese Opera Ball of New York City as a member of its Benefits Committee. For more on Dr. Ingram’s work and philanthropic endeavors, visit this page.