volume LXI | november 2018
build with habitat for humanity in nayarit, mexico!

Global Village Trips offer volunteers the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign country, gaining an inside perspective into the culture, while working with the local community to build safe, affordable housing for families in need of adequate shelter. This Spring, San Diego Habitat is hosting its first-ever trip to Nayarit, Mexico - from March 23–31, 2019. In addition to an international build experience, volunteers will get an opportunity to explore the local culture and surrounding areas with their team.

The price for this trip is $2,010, which includes accommodations, meals, local transportation, cultural activities, and a direct donation to the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Mexico. Airfare is the responsibility of the volunteer. Volunteers have the option to directly contribute to the cost of the trip and/or fundraise. We will be happy to provide access to an online fundraising platform for you to share with your friends, family, and network.

Please contact Joanna Shively, Donor Stewardship & Events Manager, at joanna.shively@sandiegohabitat.org  or 619-906-4487 with questions about the trip or to reserve your spot.
it's san diego habitat's 30th anniversary!

We need your support more than ever to make local families’ dreams a reality. In celebration of San Diego Habitat’s 30th anniversary, our goal is to raise $300,000 by December 31st! We are including cash donations, the value of volunteer hours, and ReStore purchases and donations until the end of the year. Plus, our friends at Cox are matching all cash contributions up to $10,000 made at any of our ReStore locations until December 23rd.

Help us celebrate by making a cash donation at your local ReStore to help build homes for the holidays, or join us by making a donation today to help us reach our $300,000 goal.
propositions 1 + 2 pass!

On Election Day, California voters passed Propositions 1 and 2, approving a combined total of $6 billion in funding that will address statewide housing concerns. Proposition 1 tackles affordable housing for veterans, working families, seniors, people with disabilities, and Californians experiencing homelessness from California's severe housing crisis. Proposition 2 will provide permanent supportive housing linked to treatment and services to help people with serious mental illness who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

Your vote counted. Thank you to the supporters and voters who came together to support Props 1 and 2. With your help, San Diego Habitat has more tools to assist families and veterans. We couldn’t have done it without you! Would you like to make your voice heard when it comes to housing issues both in San Diego County and across the state of California? Learn more about Habitat California's advocacy efforts here .
home repair program | logan heights

The Home Repair Program offered in the southeast San Diego community of Logan Heights has helped many families regain their independence and secure their health and safety in their home for many years to come. One family that has been helped by San Diego Habitat’s Home Repair Program is the Guzman Family. They have been part of the Logan Heights community for 35 years, and have enjoyed raising their family, enjoying the fruit trees on their property, and celebrating Thanksgiving in their home.
The Guzmans were in need of home repairs and looked to San Diego Habitat for Humanity to assist them. They are now able to safely enjoy their home that has provided so many memories, for many years to come. The Home Repair Program is offered in the community of Logan Heights and to Veteran homeowners in San Diego County. To learn more, please contact Roxana Mejia, Director of Neighborhood Revitalization, at roxana.mejia@sandiegohabitat.org or 619-283-4663 x126.  
california wildfires update

Along with so many other families, the Habitat for Humanity family was severely affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California. Our friends at Butte County Habitat report that one Habitat homeowner, as well as three staff members and two board members, have lost their homes to the devastation that the Camp Fire has left behind.

Habitat California, a coalition of 42 Habitat affiliates across the state, is accepting wildfire disaster recovery designated donations - we know they will put your donations to good use. Habitat for Humanity International and Butte County Habitat’s leadership is staying strong, and have quickly stepped up to assist their community during this crisis. View the latest California fire information from CAL FIRE here .
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Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month! 
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92111
619-283-4663 (HOME)