Lynwood, CA- Students from California State University Long Beach and other local volunteers came out on February 24th to help build new hopes and a new home for a special family in Lynwood, California.
Children Sports International, a non-profit organization based out of Long Beach helps inspire change with Habitat for Humanity on a series of Community Build Days in 2012. This past community event on Friday was one of many scheduled build days designed to provide local youth with the opportunity to give back their community. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, these community projects builds and rehabilitates decent, sustainable and affordable homes with the help of the homeowner, families and individuals.
About the Family
For many years Janet and her two sons Alexander and Donovan, have lived in a cramped one-bedroom apartment. She must frequently spray chemicals inside the building to fight roach infestation and is afraid these pollutants are affecting the health of her children. The building is in poor condition, exposing the family to mold and mildew hazards. Earlier this year Alexander was nearly hit by a stray bullet during a homicide shooting outside of their apartment, emphasizing the need for the family to live in a safer, more stable environment. Janet and her boys look forward to living in the safety and comfort of their new Habitat home which is estimated to be completed in the next upcoming months.
These special build projects are a symbol of hope in the community and a tangible sign that the differences which divide us racially, economically and culturally can be overcome when people unite for good. For more information on these community build days and learn how you can get involved please visit Children Sports International or click on the links found under resources.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat for Humanity invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families and individuals in need. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 400,000 houses around the world, providing more than 2 million people in more than 3,000 communities with decent, sustainable and affordable shelter.
About Children Sports International
Founded in 2010, Children Sports International is an innovative 501©3 non-profit organization that provides Youth Sports Programs for children in under-served communities all over Los Angeles, keeping local youth healthy, active and safe. Children Sports International seeks to be a source of inspiration for children and young adults to grow and inspire others to unite and promote a message of peace.
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