17 year old Julie Reddan is encouraging young people to get involved with Habitat for Humanity, after returning from an inspiring experience supporting the organisation’s work in Romania.
Julie spent two weeks in Comanesti, working beside local people to build homes for the most vulnerable communities. Funds raised in Ireland are supporting those families most in need to improve their living conditions and give them a safe place to call home.
Julie said “It was challenging to see first-hand how families live in places that we wouldn’t call home. It was also amazing to work beside local people and see the impact that better living conditions has for families. I’m so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and volunteered with Habitat.There are so many ways to support the work that goes on every day and I’d encourage everyone to get involved in whatever way they can.”
Every year volunteers from across Ireland support Habitat’s partner programmes through donations and volunteering in countries including Zambia, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Malawi, Romania & India.
There are a number of ways to support Habitat’s long-term partner programmes in 2020/21 by fundraising or volunteering. Get more information on our website now:
“One in four people in our world do not have a safe place to call home . Safe shelter saves lives and thanks to the generous support we receive from people across Ireland, more families are healthier , children do better in school and parents have the chance to earn a stable income. Home is the start of it, for all of us and yet tonight and yet the scale of housing poverty means that with your help we can do more” – Jenny Williams, Habitat for Humanity