Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
The vision of Habitat is profound and its intentions to see this goal realized are sincere—and attainable. Since the founding of Habitat, more than 6.8 million people around the world have achieved better living situations. We think it’s a great start.
Greater Indy Habitat’s primary focus on this vision is in our own backyard. However, we still stand alongside and support Habitat offices around the world. Since our founding in 1987, our local office has tithed more than $1.3 million dollars to support Habitat’s work in Central America. This support equates to more than 340 homes provided in the area.
In recent years, we have formed a partnership with the office in El Salvador through the Global Village program. Since 2013, our local staff, volunteers and supporters have traveled to El Salvador to better know and support how God is working through Habitat in that area.
Greater Indy Habitat is assembling a team to travel to El Salvador November 5-13. The group will fly into the capitol, San Salvador, and will travel to the outlying country to work alongside a future homeowner and local Habitat staff to complete one phase of a home. The trip will be led by longtime volunteer and 2015 trip participant, Chris Parker.
“When I signed up for the El Salvador trip last year, I was excited but apprehensive as well,” shared Chris. “I quickly learned after our first meeting that there were a lot of great tools and resources to help folks raise money… After sending out an email to family, friends, and coworkers about my upcoming trip, I was completely blown away by their support and encouragement.”
“When it came to the home building, we worked alongside the family and local tradesmen. The work itself was some of the hardest work I’ve experienced in 20 years of serving with Habitat, but also some of the most memorable. At the end of the week, we had made a new family and at the final blessing there wasn’t a dry eye in the place… To sum it up, my trip to El Salvador far exceeded my expectations, and that’s why I can’t wait to make the trip again!”