Habitat 1The Men’s Reunion included a work site and a tour of a Habitat for Humanity community.  Habitat for Humanity believes everyone, everywhere should have a healthy, affordable place to call home.  More than building homes, they build neighborhoods; they build hope; AND they build the opportunity for families to help themselves by their personal participation in building projects.

Habitat has already transformed the lives of more than four million people around the world.  Through generous local support, including many GNL’ers, Collier County has one of the largest Habitat programs in the U.S.

The day included a morning of light work on homes being built in Regal Acres. The attendees met a 94-year-old volunteer still working to build homes who was an inspiration to all.  After working together for several hours and enjoying a box lunch, a bus took the men to view a trailer park where many poor live.

By contrast, they then toured Charles Estates, a completed and well-maintained Habitat community, evidence of the good work this organization does. [contributed by Karen Anderson]