GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 with a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. On #GivingTuesday, nonprofits around the world encourage their supporters to donate via the power of social media.
That day is today.
Habitat for Humanity of Philadelphia is a vital organization providing home security to those who need it most. Learn more about how their mission is even more important this year.
By Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer
Leroy and Elsie Freeman sit on the steps of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s brand-new guesthouse, which was conceived by Habitat as a safe place for families to stay, in this time of the coronavirus, while their homes are undergoing critical, large-scale repairs. The Freemans, the first couple ever to use the guesthouse, were confined there through the Thanksgiving holidays, so Habitat delivered everything they needed to create a festive meal away from home: food, fixin’s, and table decor.
By Alecia Reid, CBS Philly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity are helping a family get home for the holidays, showing that even in tough times there are always people willing to lend a hand and a hammer. It was a welcomed Thanksgiving surprise for the Freemans.
There was turkey, fixings and enough food to create a great dinner. What could have been a terrible holiday season is turning out to be something quite special for this family.
The Philadelphia Tribune
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-03) is pushing to include substantial renter and homeowner aid in a potential congressional COVID-19 relief deal.
By by Rita Giordano, Philadelphia Inquirer
Anthony Luton has seen a lot of things in life, good and bad.
A Vietnam-era veteran, the West Philly man served his country in the Air Force and struggled with service-connected depression for years before he knew what was wrong with him. He’s been through addiction, and come out the other side. Homelessness, too.
By Corinne O’Connell for the Philadelphia Inquirer
As classes for students in the Philadelphia School District begin and the COVID-19 pandemic persists, home will be the primary classroom for students across the city.
By Jessica Kartalija, CBS Philly
Students are preparing to start classes soon and for many, that means working from home. What happens if your home is literally crumbling around you? That’s where Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia comes in. Jessica Kartalija chats with the organization’s CEO, Corinne O’Connell.