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C:\Users\Nicole\Documents\W200\Module 2

  1. 1. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY By: Nicole De La Fuente
  2. 2. Menu <ul><li>American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat For Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Gleaners Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis <ul><li>What they do: The American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis helps people in emergences and people who are effected in disasters. When volunteers are called to emergences they give food, clothing, shelter and comfort. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mission The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  5. 5. How can you help? <ul><li>There are many different things that you and your family can do to help. You can help by donating the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Blood </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Your time </li></ul><ul><li>Clothing </li></ul><ul><li>Toys </li></ul><ul><li>Money </li></ul>
  6. 6. Habitat For Humanity of Greater Indianapolis <ul><li>Habitat for Humanity helps people who need a home. People who are getting a house built go through many different steps to help restart their life. People who are getting a house built put in hundreds of hours of work and they usually become a regular volunteer. Habitat for Humanity does not just build a house for a family they build hope for the family. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Mission <ul><li>a grassroots Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>believes that every person deserves, at least, a simple and decent place in which to live and grow into all that God intends for them to be </li></ul><ul><li>builds or renovates houses in partnership with families who qualify for homeownership based on three criteria:  need, a willingness to partner with HFH and an ability to repay a no-interest mortgage </li></ul><ul><li>works with people of all faiths and people of no faith </li></ul><ul><li>sells its houses at no profit, with no interest charged </li></ul><ul><li>has built and renovated over 200,000 houses worldwide since 1976 </li></ul>
  8. 8. How can you help? <ul><li>Habitat for Humanity is a great way to get involved with your community. Habitat creates better communities in our city one house at a time. Here is how you can help: </li></ul><ul><li>Donate Time </li></ul><ul><li>Supplies (gloves/safety glasses) </li></ul><ul><li>Building Material (wood, nails, doors, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Shop/donate at Habitat for Humanity ReStore </li></ul><ul><li>Donate money </li></ul>
  9. 9. Gleaners Food Bank <ul><li>As the largest food bank in Indiana, Gleaners collects food from hundreds of companies, organizations and people. Gleaners then distributes the food to charities and families in need of food. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1980 they have distributed over 230 million pounds of food. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mission <ul><li>To end hunger by engaging individuals and communities to provide food for people in need. </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can you help? <ul><li>One in every eight people living in Indiana live in poverty. It is important that we make sure everyone in Indiana has a good meal to eat. You can help these people by: </li></ul><ul><li>Donate food at local drop off sites </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer your time </li></ul><ul><li>Donate money </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conclusion <ul><li>With the natural disaster that happened in Haiti I thought that we should take sometime to learn about different ways that you can help your community. These organizations that I chose are not just local organizations they are nationally known. I feel that it is important that you are aware of different organizations in our community so we can start volunteering or donating to make a difference in our community and world. I hope now you are more aware of how you can make a difference. Remember everyone in their life will need help at one point so lets start helping today! </li></ul>
  13. 13. References <ul><li>American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.redcross-indy.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Habitat for Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indyhabitat.org/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>Gleaners Food Bank </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gleaners.org/Give.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>For more information visit the website provided. </li></ul>

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