Builds taking place in Oakland, Denver and Staten Island, October 6-12!
EXIT Realty Corp. International is sponsoring Habitat for Humanity International’s 30th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, October 6-12. Throughout the week, President and Mrs. Carter will join an estimated 3,000 volunteers to build, renovate or repair homes in Oakland and San Jose, Calif.; Denver; New York City; and Union Beach, N.J.
For 30 years, the Carters have partnered with Habitat for Humanity and given a week of their time annually to help build homes and raise awareness of the importance the role of decent housing plays in breaking the cycle of poverty.
Corporate leadership and area EXIT Realty brokers will be on hand in Oakland, Denver and New York City to swing hammers and build alongside Habitat partner families to help to make the dream of home ownership come true.
“EXIT Realty is honored to be a part of the Carter Work Project,” said Tami Bonnell, CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International. “Our goal is to contribute financially, work hard and raise awareness and thanks to the efforts of our real estate professionals we are able to do just that.”
In addition to supporting Habitat’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, a portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT Realty Corp. International is dedicated to its charity of choice, and to-date, more than $2 Million has been pledged to local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
“EXIT Realty has sponsored and participated in 19 home builds across the U.S. and Canada (the majority of which have benefitted single mothers and their families) and has distributed grants to several local Habitat affiliates for use in grassroots projects in the communities we serve,” said Bonnell.
This year’s Carter Work Project also coincides with Habitat’s observance of World Habitat Day. Held on the first Monday of every October, the U.N.-designated World Habitat Day calls attention to the need for adequate housing for everyone by raising awareness and mobilizing people to take action in response to the need of better shelter around the world.
The first Carter Work Project took place in New York City, where the Carters and volunteers helped renovate a six-story apartment building. Since then, Carter Work Projects have been held across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, China, Laos, Vietnam and the past two years in Haiti.
About Habitat for Humanity International: Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit http://www.habitat.org/.