Habitat Group Builds More Than a House: Seven Homes Built in Five Days in Latest Newfoundland Project
Casselman, Grace, Anglican Journal
It's a modern-day version of old-style barn-raisings, when a whole community joined forces to build a structure for one of its members. People would leave their own work and concerns for the day and rally to aid a neighbour.
But even today the appeal of Habitat for Humanity is not just a chance to get out and pound nails, put up drywall, or roll out sod. Its real draw is a sense of community and an opportunity to feel good about helping others.
This, say participants, is what compels Anglicans to join workers from other churches in hoisting their hammers and heading out to a "build".
That spirit and that opportunity drew some 400 local and visiting volunteers (from Denmark, Great Britain, the United States, Jamaica and across Canada) to St. John's, to erect …
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Publication information: Article title: Habitat Group Builds More Than a House: Seven Homes Built in Five Days in Latest Newfoundland Project. Contributors: Casselman, Grace - Author. Magazine title: Anglican Journal. Volume: 123. Issue: 8 Publication date: October 1997. Page number: 17. © Anglican Church of Canada Feb 2009. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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