Meet Allyson Harding. She is currently an AmeriCorps member with the Denver Metro Habitat affiliate, but was a part of the NC State Habitat Chapter as an undergraduate student, and served a year as an AmeriCorps Member with Habitat Wake. Earlier this month Allyson joined Habitat Wake staff and volunteers on a Global Village trip to Honduras to work alongside our partner Habitat affiliate. Hear what she had to say about the trip: “After volunteering with multiple Habitat for Humanity affiliates and serving as an AmeriCorps this year, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to join Habitat Wake on a Global Village trip to serve an international community. Our group started work on two houses, digging trenches and moving dirt, then mixing concrete and hauling rocks to fill the trenches. The work was exhausting, but the hospitality and generosity of the Honduran people motivated us all. The patience and positive attitudes of the masons made them wonderful teachers and allowed us to connect with them, even though many of us did not speak the same language. The family we worked with was an older couple, and the houses we built were for their grown children, who currently live five hours away. These houses will allow their children to return home, reuniting this family. Every Habitat story, domestic or international, is unique and exceptiona l. I feel blessed to have been a part of this remarkable Habitat experience.” Habitat Wake is committed to seeing a world where everyone has a decent place to live. In Wake County we look forward to breaking ground on our 500th home and serving our 1,000th family by the end of this year. However, that commitment is also global. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has built or repaired more than 800,000 homes worldwide alongside people in need of decent, affordable shelter. As a part of that global movement, our affiliate participates in aGlobal Tithe that helps support Habitat affiliates around the world. So every time you build a house with us, those resources also build a house in Honduras. Not only do we build homes internationally, but through Global Village trips, we are also building a global community. To read more accounts of this trip, visit our blog. If you are interested in learning more about our international work or are interested in participating in a Global Village trip, contact Rick Beech at email@example.com.