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Tuesday Truths

Posted: 2009-05-12 16:26:00

North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity feels blessed to be part of an amazing network of Habitat affiliates within Habitat International. With the recognition of this wonderful brand name, however, sometimes come a set of false assumptions. Habitat hopes to counter these false ideas in a series of "Myths and Truths" published each Tuesday.

MYTH: Habitat for Humanity is a Southern poverty program.

TRUTH: Habitat for Humanity International started in the Southern United States and remains based in Americus Georgia. It is a global partnership, however, drawing families in need together with volunteers and resources to build simple, decent houses all over the world. Habitat currently works in more than 3.000 communities in 100 countries.