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Habitat for Humanity selected as the MCTV Stark County October 2015 Organization of the Month

 Habitat for Humanity

About MCTV's Organization of the Month

Charitable behavior can lead to psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being benefits for the giver. Besides helping the community and being a part of a greater good, charitable donations are tax deductible, can give you a sense of purpose and can help keep you informed about issues of social injustice. Each month, MCTV highlights two local non-profit organizations. We have donation boxes set up in our lobbies and have information on our websites about each charity, along with links to their respective websites. MCTV’s commitment to charitable causes creates new ways for you to find, learn about, and support local charities. We try to make a bigger difference in the causes you care about the most and become partners with the organizations in order to bring about change. Donate with confidence to these organizations. They are low-risk organizations, have targeted goals, function with good governance and have transparency policies. To learn more, visit our community involvement page.

MCTV is pleased to recognize Habitat for Humanity as our Community Organization of the Month. Please join us in thanking them for their efforts to improve the quality of life in Stark County. You can support them financially at our office or online at http://www.habitateco.org/donate

Habitat for Humanity is an independent, non-profit, Christian housing ministry that provides hard-working families and individuals the opportunity to purchase their own simple, decent home with an affordable monthly house payment. To us and millions of people around the world, there is no better expression of faith and love than to help people with limited income purchase their own home.

Why Habitat for Humanity is Needed

  • Worldwide, some 827.6 million people live in urban slums.
  • By 2020, it is estimated the world slum population will reach almost 1 billion.
  • About 50 percent of the world’s population now live in urban areas.
  • Lack of clean water and sanitation claim the lives of more than 1.8 million young children every year.

In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty.

Minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing.

Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head

  • Sense of dignity and pride.
  • Health, physical safety and security.
  • Increase of educational and job prospects.

Housing must become a priority

  • Increasing the housing supply across the globe is essential.
  • Adequate housing is vitally important to the health of the world’s economies, communities and populations.
  • If we are to succeed in the fight against poverty, we must support the expansion of housing both as policy and as practice.

For more information, please visit http://www.habitateco.org/.          Become a volunteer today!