Rotary partners with Habitat for Humanity:
Rotary has a number of established partner relationships. On October 2, 2017, Rotary announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. In the announcement, Rotary shared a figure provided by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements; over one billion people worldwide reside in substandard housing.
This partnership adds to the goal of Rotary to do good works in the world by partnering with an organization with a stellar reputation for how it uses donations, volunteer sweat equity, and construction expertise to provide humane housing for people. “The partnership will facilitate collaboration between local Rotary clubs and local Habitat for Humanity organizations, enabling Habitat to extend their volunteer pool by tapping into Rotary’s 1.2 million members in 200 countries and regions.”
Not all of Rotary’s good works necessarily fit into district or grant criteria, but an interesting challenge will be how to fit our good works into either district or global grant criteria … or how to adapt grant criteria to facilitate a home construction project. This may not be as daunting as we might think as Rotarians can provide labor, expertise, and club donations rather than seek grant funding for projects.
What do you think? What are the possibilities?
Visit Habitat for Humanity for Humanity for more information about this iconic organization.
Secure housing is clearly related to our Rotary 6 areas of focus. It is a clear step forward towards all our goals to make healthy housing available to all.