Regardless of how you feel personally about the homeless, one thing can be said for certain - they often have a bad reputation in society today. Whether they're viewed as lazy, addicted, or just a nuisance as they're frequently seen asking for money, it seems that they shouldn't be judged at face value.
After giving a homeless man $100, Josh Paler Lin decided to follow him around to see what he bought. Needless to say, when the first stop was a liquor store, Lin wasn't all that shocked when the man came out with a few bags.
But things are not always as they appear. This is a touching and compelling story that we at Habitat for Humanity deal with very often. People are judged because they are in need of a hand to get their lives back on track. A lot of them are in not in a position of need because they're irresponsible......but because they're victims of circumstances beyond their control.
Habitat for Humanity has built more than one million houses, affecting change in more than 4 million lives in over 80 countries around the world. Habitat is a grassroots, Christian organization founded on common ground. We bridge theological, political, racial and economic differences by putting love into action.
Get Involved! Help Build It!
For almost two decades, Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County has devoted it's efforts into advocating to end poverty housing and homelessness in our community. There are many ways you can get involved. You can make a tax deductible donation, donate materials to the restore, sponsor a house or volunteer!
Whether you call it random acts of kindness, paying it forward, or good deeds, they are very powerful. That is why almost every religion and culture values and rewards the performance of good deeds. There are many benefits to doing good deeds. Some of these benefits may be very obvious to you, while you may not have considered some of the others. Habitat for Humanity benefited from a generous good deed from Minnesota Title, the sponsor of our 1st Veteran build. Thank you also to Mayor William Wild & the city of Westland for your commitment to building the community!
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
those in need
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, September 19, 2015
Building Houses Building Hope Benefit Concert
Heinz C. Prechter Performing Arts Center, 21000 Northline Road, Taylor, MI 48180
featuring 10 Time Grammy Award Winning TAKE 6!
2014 SPONSOR OF THE YEAR: Minnesota Title
Thank you Mayor William Wild & Joanne Campbell, Development Director, City of Westland for your commitment to build the community one house at a time!
Thank you to our sponsors & partners!
Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization
an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International