I first heard about an amazing non-profit organization called Habitat for Humanity when I was a member of REIN (Real Estate Investment Network of Canada). REIN supported Habitat in many ways including monetary donations as well as teams of volunteers for home builds across rural Alberta. I was fascinated by what Habitat had accomplished and what they stand for.
I promised myself that someday, I would be there building a home with them somewhere in the world.
Some of my experiences will be published on GIVEGROWGO including quotes, special experiences and life lessons that I learned during this trip. I wrote this in my journal on the last day:
I will never forget the family that we helped nor the new friends and lifelong relationships that I made. These authentic connections were based on real things like personal values, travel, children and the love for simplicity, authenticity and philanthropy. It was just amazing. I hate goodbyes. I’m sad to leave. I’m leaving a part of my heart in Honduras.
The experience was life-supporting and very rewarding, so much so that I’ve now booked my 2nd build with Habitat for Humanity. I’ll be leaving for San Salvador, El Salvador the 2nd week of August.
I love this organization and would highly recommend it to anyone who is passionate about philanthropy, volunteering, travel, children and life purpose. Watch out for stories and life lessons from my Habitat for Humanity trips on GIVEGROWGO.