Posted by John Borst on Jun 23, 2018

Sipos earns Dryden Club Zone award for her work with H4H.

 
Club member Sally Sipos who has been on 14 builds with Habitat for Humanity, shared her May 2018,  experience in Macedonia with the Club.
Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based organisation that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
 
In the same month, Sally was recognized at the District Conference for her work with Habitat for Humanity and was excited about the news that Habitat and Rotary are developing a new working relationship.
 
More than 1 billion people around the world have inadequate housing according to the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements.
 

Rtn Carl presenting Sally with District award

Rtn James presenting Sally with $1000 cheque for Habitat

 
Through a partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity, more will have access to safe and affordable housing across the globe. The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organisations, enabling Habitat to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions.
 
Habitat’s aim to bring people together “to build homes, communities and hope” aligns perfectly with Rotary’s commitment to making positive, lasting change in communities around the world
 
Sally indicated that we could go on a build - either in Canada or internationally On her most recent build, all but one of the people were either in their 50s, 60s or 70s. She also highlighted a  build where women only are the builders that happens in Winnipeg.
 
There are many “community” builds across Canada. To find them, go to www.habitat.ca For global village builds, visit https://habitatglobalvillage.ca/
 

Sipos Goal is to build a Habitat for Humanity Home in Dryden

 
Sally is also hoping to arrange a build in Dryden. To achieve this goal, Sally will need a committee and raise about $100,000. Sally will be establishing a committee in the next six months
 
Persons interested in getting an H4H house go through a rigorous screening process and
requires sweat equity from those selected.
 
The house is not given to them but is purchased from Habitat which will provide them with a mortgage.
 
 
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