Habitat for Humanity hosts thousands of volunteers from around the world each year to eliminate poverty in housing, one house at a time. Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP Partner, Sharon Vogel and her daughter traveled to Chile recently to help build futures as part of a Habitat for Humanity Global Village team. Sharon is also a member of the Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area Board of Directors.

Habitat for Humanity assists low-income families achieve their dreams of home ownership by providing volunteer labour, donated materials and innovative mortgage models tailored to their income level. As mortgages are repaid the funds are used to build more houses.

Sharon and her daughter joined their build team in Santiago at the end of March. For the next week, they worked side-by-side with other volunteers, Global Village staff, and local families to build an addition to a house for a family with a child who has special needs. They were privileged to have the opportunity to participate in this build, and forge important friendships.

Singleton Reynolds encourages all team members to make positive impacts in their neighbourhoods through outreach and involvement in national and local groups. Credit to Sharon for reminding us that we are a Global Village, and positive deeds abroad are also shaping bright futures for people here at home.