Sen. Susan Collins has agreed to help Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County celebrate World Habitat Day. The Senator will be at the local affiliate’s current construction site at 84 Old County Road in Searsport on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.
Sen. Collins will help highlight the need for safe, decent and affordable housing and the priority it needs to be in the United States and around the world. She is also expected to address the change that is needed in systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing and the need for grassroots action to make that happen.
The theme for this year’s World Habitat Day is “Many Homes, One Community,” which is meant to call attention to the pivotal role housing plays in a neighborhood.
Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County was founded four years ago. The first partner family moved into its new home on Christmas Eve 2010.
Construction on the affiliate’s second home in Searsport started in September. Volunteers to help with the construction can go to www.habitatofwaldocounty.org and fill out the volunteer registration form or call 557-6071 and leave your name, contact information and skills.