Outstanding summer programs for teens since 1982
Blog
Header Item 1

The Westcoast Connection Blog

Life Changing Experiences

World Habitat Day – October 5th

World Habitat Day - October 5th

Over the course of the summer we work with a ton of community service partners including the Food Bank, the Boys and Girls Club, the Ronald McDonald House, and Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity e-mailed us this past week and asked us to mention World Habitat Day.

It’s a great cause so please spread the word.

The Westcoast Blogger

The United Nations has designated the first Monday of each October as World Habitat Day.

This year on October 5 in Washington, D.C. and around the world, you can join Habitat for Humanity in support of this global observance as we come together and declare that the lack of decent, affordable housing is unacceptable.

According to the United Nations, more than 100 million people in the world today are homeless. Millions more face a severe housing problem living without adequate sanitation, with irregular or no electricity supply and without adequate security.

The theme for World Habitat Day 2009 is “Planning our Urban Future.”

pic

Celebrations of World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C. will be an excellent opportunity to foster global discussion and raise the profile of shelter and urban issues at the national and international level. Events in the United States and around the world include policy forums, award presentations, luncheons, dinners, house-building and exhibitions.

More information and statistics can be found at the official site, worldhabitatdaynews.com.

the Food Bank