The United Nations has designated Monday Oct. 4 as World Habitat Day in order to raise awareness of the need for improved shelter and as a reminder of the relationship between human health and housing.
Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit homebuilder, quotes Florence Nightingale as saying that “the connection between the health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.”
In case you didn’t see it, the local Habitat group had a volunteer featured in a story in Sunday’s newspaper.
The group on Wednesday will host a gathering of members from local churches and synagogues throughout Sonoma County who support Habitat’s mission. Kathy Fong, Habitat’s local executive director, noted that many of the group’s volunteers “come from the faith communities.”
The Faith Links gathering will be 1:30 p.m. at the Habitat offices, 3273 Airway Drive near Piner Road and Industrial Drive in Santa Rosa.
Here is a link to learn more about World Habitat Day.