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  • Habitat For Humanity

    Before Habitat for Humanity was a massive organization that helped to provide affordable housing to over four million people it was just an idea created at a tiny, interracial, Christian community called Koinonia Farm located just outside of Americus, Georgia (The history of Habitat, 2014). This idea was called “partnership housing” the basis of this idea is that those who are in need of housing work side by side with others to build simplistic yet adequate housing (1965–1976 Timeline: Beginnings, 2014). The Fuller’s took the concept and the newly formed fund for humanity, and moved to Africa for three years, building partnership houses while there, once they returned in 1976 they founded Habitat for Humanity stationing the headquarters in Americus, Georgia (1965–1976 Timeline: Beginnings, 2014).Over the next 38 years Habitat for Humanity grew rapidly, spreading outside of the borders of America, providing relief to areas affected by disasters by offering housing (2011–Present Timeline: Building Blocks, 2014), and building over 800,000 housing worldwide (The history of Habitat, 2014) ____________ of these houses were built in Roanoke, VA…

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  • Homelessness Persuasive Speech Outline

    Problem, Cause, Solution Template Outline I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Did you know that there are 827.7 million people worldwide living in urban slam? By 2020, it is estimated the world slum population will reach almost 1 billion. This is very shocking to me. B. Audience Relevance: Today I will discuss about an organization that is changing millions of lives by giving the opportunity of owning an affordable and simple houses to those who are struggling. This organization is Habitat…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Half Brother

    My half brother, Michael, has always been a very independent individual. Throughout the years, he played the role as big brother and as a dad, since mine hadn’t been around often and Michael is nine years older than I am. Because we were so close, he was never known as my half-brother, only as my older brother. Generally speaking, growing up with a drug addict father, like Michael did, his life would be more difficult since he had an addictive personality already. Teenage years were the…

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  • Analysis: Habitat For Humanity

    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Alexis Carter Professor Christopher PRIN OF ECONOMICS I 2/17/2016 INTRODUCTION The organization, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit entity whose main aim is to offer simple and affordable housing for people across the globe. It was founded by two kind-hearted individuals, Millard and Linda Fuller in 1976 with the partnership of a Christian farmer called Clarence Jordan who they had visited in 1965. Clarence farm was called Koinonia farm in a town called Americus,…

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  • Compare And Contrast Western World And South America

    The Western World, North and South America Columbus’s discovery launched an Age of Exploration, where every European power wanted a piece of the New World. Shorty after Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the Western Hemisphere, in 1492, many Europeans also started the strenuous expedition. One of which was Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian who constituted an entirely separate journey to this second super continent, came to be named "Americas", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of…

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  • Essay About My Best Friends

    But before I do I think it is funny how best friends work. Out of all the people, you could be best friend you choose that one and you 're like this one is cooler than the rest. My first true best friend was a boy named Clint back in Ellaville Georgia. We moved there from Americus and we bought his parents house. It 's like all best friends have something that they both love to do. Clint and my addictive hobby was star wars. Yes, we were fifth-grade nerds, but we were highly skilled with are…

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