Habitat for Humanity Armenia thanks 800 volunteers

Published: Tuesday December 06, 2011

Some of the Habitat volunteers in Armenia.

Yerevan - On the International Volunteer Day marked December 5, Habitat for Humanity Armenia thanks the 800 volunteers that have helped more than 850 low-income families secure safe and decent homes.

"Habitat's approach to helping homeowners is a clever idea tailored to reality. Habitat provides professional supervision to secure the quality of work, as well as groups of (unskilled) volunteers, local and foreign, for help at various stages of the construction until the job is done. This way of helping sets the stage for the spirit that we all enjoyed so much on the job site. We worked a few sweats, but it was fun and unforgettable, every moment of it. Thank you Habitat for Humanity for a once-in-a-lifetime, priceless experience," said Frans van Rossum, one of HFH Armenia international volunteers.

"Since starting operations in 2000, Habitat for Humanity Armenia has relied on volunteers to help achieve its vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Volunteers come from all parts of the world to help tackle housing poverty," said Luiza Vardanyan, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Armenia, "we could not survive without the hundreds of volunteers that mix cement, plaster and paint walls alongside low-income home partner families every year, and want to thank them for their contribution."

Every year thousands of people volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Europe in Central Asia region, whether on a construction site, through fundraising or becoming a volunteer board member.

To sign up and volunteer today, please visit www.habitat.am or write an e-mail to nabrahamyan@habitat.am.

About Habitat for Humanity Armenia
In Armenia, Habitat renovates and repairs homes, offers housing micro-finance services having partnership with financial organizations and advocates for affordable housing. It has been active since 2000 and has supported more than 850 families. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.am.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built and renovated more than 500,000 homes worldwide. In Europe and Central Asia, Habitat works in 23 countries with partners, donors and volunteers from the region. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitateurope.org

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