Volunteering in Hungary

From July 25 to August 8, 2009, I will be volunteering in Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary, for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) is a non-profit organization that works with low-income families. The families that HFH assists often live in substandard, unhealthy conditions, and need a decent place to live. As part of the partnership agreement with HFH, each family they assist participates in the construction of their future home that they purchase via a no-interest loan after they move in.

I will be traveling with other Canadian volunteers and working with other HFH teams from around the world, the future homeowners, and local HFH volunteers to build homes for less fortunate families.

For more information on HFH: http://habitat.ca/

I am volunteering in this country because I am interested in family heritage; my grandfather came from an area somewhere in the region of present day Hungary. It will be my first visit there. I can’t wait!

Support My Project

If you’d like to make a donation to support my project, you can:

  • donate items for my yard sale (see below)
  • write a cheque to ‘Habitat for Humanity Canada’ and send it to me. In the memo section of the cheque, please write: “Greg Mayer, Trip CA09402” (let me know if you need my mailing address)
  • make a donation online at: http://www.canadahelps.org/GivingPages/GivingPage.aspx?gpID=3785
  • make a cash donation

My goal is to raise $1770 before the start of my trip. This will help cover my trip cost which includes lodging, medical insurance, building materials, and ground transportation while I am there.

All donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.

Any contribution will help and will be greatly appreciated!

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