September 29, 2011, Clarksville, TN — In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN is planning to participate in the Habitat ReStore ‘ReCreate’ fall festival to address the need for decent housing around the world, including in Clarksville and Montgomery County.
The theme of World Habitat Day 2011 is “Housing cities after a disaster,” a serious and growing problem around the world. From Haiti and Japan to New Orleans and Memphis, urban areas face different and great challenges when responding to disasters. These dangers and challenges require effective and creative policies from governments and humanitarian groups around the world. “Considering we have endured significant natural disasters such as tornadoes and flooding in our own community within the past ten years, Clarksville-Montgomery County residents are very aware of the need for post-disaster housing as well as long-term affordable low-income housing,” explained Jennifer Kready, Executive Director. “The Affiliate will highlight Habitat’s positive impact in the community through simple, decent, and affordable new home construction, how to apply for the Habitat homeownership program, and how organizations and businesses can sponsor Habitat activities that benefits everyone.”
World Habitat Day is designated each year by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter around the globe. Habitat will dedicate its 500,000th house in Maai Mahiu, Kenya, and raise the walls on its 500,001st house in Paterson, New Jersey. Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN is among the more than 2,300 Habitat affiliates worldwide that have made this milestone possible, having built 75 homes locally since 1992 with projections to complete four homes in 2011 and four to six homes 2012. We thank the community for the contributions made to help Habitat reach this milestone achievement, and we thank you for your continued support in helping us reach our first million homes!