You know how sometimes you’re just truckin’ along in life and suddenly it hits you how lucky you really are? I had one of those moments a couple of weeks ago when I was one of four bloggers asked to participate a fantastic event.
I’m going to help build a house for someone less fortunate. Don’t let your eyes deceive you. You read that right. This indoor girl who has never hammered anything in her life is going to help Habitat for Humanity build a house. I may come back with less fingers but hey, at least I did something. Maybe they’ll give me a paint brush. I’ve certainly had some good practice with that lately.
Did you know that 95 million people in the United States have housing problems? I cannot even wrap my head around what it might feel like to be homeless. And homeless with kids? It makes me want to cry. But instead of crying I’m going to help.
Today’s special Habitat for Humanity building event is sponsored by Libby’s and the campaign is called Get Back to the Table. Here’s some deets on what’s going down today:
The partnership kicks off this month in Kansas City where Libby’s Fruits & Vegetables is providing 12 new Habitat for Humanity Kansas City home owners with everything they need to make family mealtime a reality – a dining set complete with place settings, as well as a stocked pantry. The program will kick off with a build day to benefit seven of the homes that will receive the donation.
That build day they’re talking about . . . I am so there. In between making a fool of myself building a house I’ll be live tweeting this event using the hashtag #libbysgiving so if you’re on twitter I’d love for you to follow me during the day!
A big thanks to Libby’s and Mom It Forward for asking me to be a part of this sponsored campaign and posts.
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