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May 24

CEO Corinne O’Connell interviews with WURD Radio

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December 1

Here are 37+ organizations to donate to during #GivingTuesday (or, really, any day)

By Sabrina Vourvoulias

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.

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December 1

In the Name of Love: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

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.

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November 30

A temporary home for the holidays

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.

 

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November 26

Habitat For Humanity Surprises North Philadelphia Family With Thanksgiving Treat, New Home Repairs

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.

 

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September 17

Evans pushing to include housing in COVID relief deal

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.

 

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September 10

A Philadelphia military veteran in recovery is using his home to help struggling veterans find peace and sanctuary

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.

 

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September 8

Philly’s housing crisis is an education crisis

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.

 

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August 24

Richard stops by the Habitat for Humanity Restore

By Richard Curtis, FOX 29 Philadelphia

 

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August 21

A Chat With Habitat For Humanity Philadelphia CEO Corinne O’Connell

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.

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