Thursday, March 13, 2008

Why We Build

This month's featured volunteer at Habitat for Humanity East Bay is Amy Schleicher. She's a 17 year old junior at San Ramon High School, and she filmed a wonderful documentary about Habitat for Humanity called "Building a Better Future". It covers the great need for decent, affordable housing, has interviews with some staff and volunteers, and highlights Sonnie Dae's story. Not only did Amy create this great piece, but she won 2nd place at the First Annual Bay Area Social Issues Documentary Film Contest (SI DocFest) for it. Way to go, Amy! You can view the video on Habitat's website. If you want to show the video at your church to help publicize Thrivent Builds, contact Eliza at the Habitat office to get a copy of the DVD.