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We helped Habitat for Humanity

Photo Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Kaylah Bozkurtian, Garden City

My Girl Scout Troop 459 from St. Peter of Alcantara went to help out at a Habitat for Humanity building site. We helped serve lunch to the volunteers and workers. Then we each pounded in a nail. It was only one nail, but we made a difference. This organization is an amazing example of kindness. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and all of their volunteers, five million people have a home. That means five million more people have an affordable shelter and a roof over their heads.

Habitat for Humanity helps many people around the world, so we should help them. We can donate jeans for the insulation, or buy nails and shingles to help construct the house. We can a1so donate money to help buy a front door so the new homeowners can have privacy and visitors, or a window for sunlight and a view of the world. No matter where we live, we all deserve basic shelter. Just remember, every nail helps make the wood stay in place. When the wood stays in place, the wa1ls are built. When the walls are built, they can add a roof. When they add a roof, it becomes a house. When it becomes a house, someone has a home. For more: habitat.org

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