MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley declared the week of October 1 through 5 as World Habitat Week in the city of Milledgeville with a proclamation Friday.
Designated by the United Nations, World Habitat Day takes place the first Monday of October every year. Although one day is set aside for an official World Habitat Day, the Habitat for Humanity of Milledgeville and Baldwin County is taking a week to promote this campaign.
“It is proper and fitting to set aside a week surrounding World Habitat Day to highlight the activities of Habitat for Humanity and to support the building of adequate housing for our residents,” said Bentley.
The mission of World Habitat Week is to raise awareness about the need for decent housing around the world, especially in local communities. This year’s theme is “Many Homes, One Community.”
“Habitat for Humanity uses volunteer labor and donated building materials to facilitate home ownership in Milledgeville and across the world,” said Bentley. “Through the altruistic efforts of people in our community, home ownership has become a reality for many families in need of decent and affordable permanent housing.”
An event will be held on Wednesday on the front campus of Georgia College to raise awareness about World Habitat Week and the need for safe and decent shelter in the community. Small paper houses will be sold with all proceeds from sales going to the local Habitat for Humanity.
Tthe local Habitat for Humanity will be showcased at Digital Bridges in conjunction with the October First Friday event.
For more information about World Habitat Day, visit http://www.habitat.org/getinv/events/whd/.
Habitat for Humanity of Milledgeville — Baldwin County was incorporated in 1994 and completed its first home in 1996. The local organization is supported by donations from churches, businesses, individuals and proceeds from the ReStore. The Habitat ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, functioning household appliances, clean furnishings and building material surplus. All items are donated for sale and the proceeds are used to support Habitat’s mission of eliminating substandard housing in Milledgeville and Baldwin County.
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