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Angela’s Home!

Angela Swamber is visually-impaired; her son Aaron has cerebral palsy and limited mobility. Before they came to Habitat for Humanity, they lived in a dilapidated two-bedroom house, with termite-ridden rafters and gaping holes in the roof itself.  Inside, the house was cold, damp and musty; in front of the lone door, a drain full of stagnant
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World Humanitarian Day 2020 – #RealLifeHeroes

What do you call a person who runs towards danger to save others? Who is undaunted by disease, famine, drought, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, locusts, conflict zones—and now the COVID-19 pandemic? Would you call that person a hero? We would, too. Each year, World Humanitarian Day focuses on a theme, bringing together partners from across the
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How Can We Serve You Better?

We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19   As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As
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Stormy Weather Preparations

Remember to collect these items in easy-to-carry, waterproof containers: Masks, First Aid Kit and Medication for every family member Canned goods (meat, beans, etc.) Freeze-dried food Bottled water and juices Personal care items: shampoo, soap, toothbrush, and the like Contact information and identification for all family members Solar or Battery-powered Lights and Chargers Essential supplies:
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COVID19 Hygiene Actions – #StaySafe

The information on this page is available as a Sign Language Video for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The World Health Organisation has officially stated that the current COVID19 situation is a pandemic.  A pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.
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Habitat + YOU

Homes, Communities, Hope + You As the world continues to grapple with the public health crisis and the economic impact of COVID-19, the importance of a place to call home has never been more pronounced.  Since 1997, Habitat Trinidad and Tobago has supported families through many adversities. Now, in these very challenging times, we stand
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Cover of the April 2020 Newsletter - A cartoon drawing of a simple house, showing the various ways people of all ages and abilities can practice Healthy Housing Habits

April 2020 Newsletter is finally out!

A little late, due to the COVID19 lockdown, but giving you a taste of what’s to come in our 2020 Annual Shelter Report – ENJOY!   In this edition …. A message from the National Director … “The days ahead will be difficult, but we at Habitat Trinidad and Tobago remain committed to supporting the
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Homes, Communities, Hope + You

We are committed to a world where everyone: has a healthy place to live to contain the transmission of COVID-19, and is not forced from their homes due to economic hardships caused by COVID-19 As the economic crises arise from this context, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing becomes more evident. As we
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Habitat for Humanity, Proman, collaborate on Regiment Construction Training

contactus@habitat-tt.org  Wallerfield, Trinidad and Tobago, June 2020 Habitat for Humanity Trinidad and Tobago recommenced its local programmes after the Covid-19 lockdown, with the launch of the Home Construction Training Exercise at the Cumuto Barracks of the Trinidad & Tobago Defence Force. The Proman family of companies is backing this project through a multi-year partnership established
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Graphic of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

We’re Back!

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat for Humanity prioritises the health and safety of the people in the communities we serve. We also took great care to minimise, and then to eliminate risks as much as is possible, to the staff, volunteers and partners who carry out our mission. Our guidance to Habitat Trinidad & Tobago
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Healthy @ Home Virtual 5k Run

Habitat Trinidad and Tobago believes that everyone deserves to feel safe at home. But it’s safe to say that everyone feels a bit STUCK at home these days. Let’s not give up, let’s give back! Connect with friends and compete as a team, or go for gold on your own! Register for our Virtual Run here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/31384/healthy-at-home-virtual-run Everyone that signs
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How can you put your assets to work with us?

A word of inspiration from the National Director

The list of potential families requiring our services is increasing beyond our ability to address. The donor pool is rapidly declining and charity budgets are being sliced in painful measures. We also note that the volunteer offers are now increasing beyond our ability to engage. The question is, should we shelve our services temporarily?
Share your time, talent and treasure with us today!

A message from the CEO of Habitat International

In recent days and weeks, a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements has unfurled as the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged. Those decisions — taken individually, totalled in the aggregate — have been stunning acts of solidarity, expressions of concern and collective responsibility for the health of our communities.

Shared by Jonathon Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International: Habitat has always chosen to embody these values, and the steps we are taking now are taken in this same vein. May you be healthy, may you be well, and may you and yours feel God’s love around you.

 

Prayer for a Pandemic
By Cameron Bellm

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen.

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