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If I Had a Hammer: Stories of Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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Top Customer Reviews
This it seems the book was originally written for younger readers, I think it can be enjoyed by individuals of any age . . . what I found particularly interesting was the fact that Habitat for Humanity does much good for the entire world--and not just this country.
In addition, I was touched by the experiences of both the volunteers and those who had homes built--such as this one:
* Sherwood and Marsha's experience illustrates a point that Danielle Weir makes about interacting with people in need. "Something I learned when I was young and have relearned in my nonprofit work is the importance of inviting the poor to a sense of dignity," Danielle says. "Habitat does that by inviting people to participate in the building of their own home. It'd certainly be easier to have professional builders do all the work and not get involved with homeowners and volunteers, but Habitat is about more than just the physical outcome. It's about the process, and part of that process is creating dignity in the lives of the partner families. Another part is having everyday people come out to help. All of it is connected."
I also liked how the author shared some of the background that led to the success of Habitat for Humanity:
* Fuller's first move after the conference was to open a headquarters for Habitat in the back room of his new law office in Americus.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a treat to read this compelling account of Habitat for Humanity's work - very heartening to gain an update of all Habitat has accomplished since its founding in 1976, all... Read morePublished on December 15, 2013 by caraxida
The non-profit Habitat for Humanity has become well-known internationally for its mission of using volunteer labor to build affordable new homes for people living in sub-standard... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Yana V. Rodgers