Open Letter to Habitat for Humanity

Dear Habitat for Humanity, Hello. My name is Shelley Smith. Since September 2012, my husband, John and I have volunteered for Habitat. The purpose of this letter is to share my thoughts and feelings on June 14th’s Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North Piercy Build Dedication Ceremony and to offer my thanks to Habitat for creating the opportunity for us to participate in this worthwhile cause. Prior to…

I know that Christmas is a Time for Giving, But…

Last week, after finishing our third day of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, John and I stopped by the grocery store. While checking our goods through, the cashier asked, “Would you be interested in donating to the local food bank?” We politely declined , “Sorry. Next time.” Although she said, “No problem.” Her withering gaze said something else, “What a couple of…