Building a Ladder out from Poverty

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Travel Update, United States | 4 Comments

“A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out.” Anonymous Discussion on a Habitat for Humanity site: Me (Dennis): “Have you talked to anyone interesting?” Laurie: “They’re all interesting.” Habitat for Humanity is one of our favorite organizations. This international charity helps people lift themselves out of poverty by partnering with them to build or renovate homes […]

Pitching in at the Food Bank

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in England, Travel Update, United Kingdom | 4 Comments

One of our plans for life abroad that was thwarted was our intention to give back through volunteer work. At home we’re active in our church, my writer’s group,  and other volunteer work such as Habitat for Humanity. One of our intentions was to spend some of our time doing volunteer work with local organizations. […]