What better way to spend a rainy Sunday, than spending it indoors at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore location, taking the hammer to furniture discards, pricing goods, building displays, learning to maneuver a pallet jack, and hauling furniture 2x-3x your size? I’m sure you could think of many, many alternatives! But today, we couldn’t! HABITAT FOR … Continue reading Restoring Our Communities, One Hammer At A Time
According to the World Food Programme, malnutrition causes approximately 45% of deaths in children under five. That’s about 3 MM children who die from malnutrition a year. Although the prevalence of malnutrition related diseases is much more pronounced in developing countries, people living in the poorest neighborhoods, the elderly, the homeless, and people with eating … Continue reading Malnutrition – the slow, silent killer
Proper hand washing (washing hands with soap), can reduce deaths from diarrheal diseases by at least 30%. That's right! One of the simple acts that will help people reduce their risk of contracting diarrheal diseases is practicing proper hand washing at key moments. Hand washing is so commonplace in developed countries, but its importance hasn't yet quite caught … Continue reading Global Handwashing Day!
Approximately 2,200 children die of Diarrheal Diseases per day, which, if put in perspective, is equivalent to about 30 buses full of kids. With Diarrheal diseases causing approximately 1 Million deaths annually, the importance of this crisis must be elevated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Diarrheal Disease ranks amongst the top 10 causes of … Continue reading Diarrheal disease, an easily preventable killer of kids under five