Being chosen for The People’s Fleet is not only exciting, it’s perfect timing. The Fall season is one of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County's busiest months.
Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) October 25, 2010
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is partnering with The People’s Fleet™ project highlighting community-minded young adults involved with Habitat OC.
Recently launched, The People’s Fleet™ is using a nation-wide social media platform to increase awareness of a generation inspired to transform lives and communities. The project is also awarding short-term use of new, economical vehicles, enabling young people to achieve their goals more easily.
Aimee Sibet, 25, Volunteer Coordinator, serves as Habitat OC’s main featured personality on The People’s Fleet™ website and social media sites. Sibet, who lives in Huntington Beach, was an AmeriCorps volunteer with Habitat OC for a year before her recent hire. Her strong values and life-long dedication to helping others is truly inspirational. Sibet, a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, decided to work with Habitat OC because she believes that living in a home owned by a family is extremely important for children. Sibet cites her parents as excellent role models in assuring that she and her siblings had a simple, decent home to live in during their school years.
“Being chosen for The People’s Fleet is not only exciting, it’s perfect timing. The Fall season is one of our busiest months,” explained Sharon Ellis, Habitat OC Executive Director. “The car will be used by the young people working in Habitat OC’s volunteer coordination department as we build homes in Fullerton, CA. and continue to grow our volunteer base and search for families to apply for our upcoming Habitat OC homes. We’re very pleased!”
About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Celebrating 22 years of changing lives and changing communities in Orange County.
164 houses built in Orange County
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, headquartered in Santa Ana, CA, is dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. Habitat uses non-government donations of funding, materials, professional services and volunteer labor to build simple, decent homes which are sold to qualified low-income families for a 1% down payment, closing costs, and a long-term mortgage. Mortgage payments are recycled to build more Habitat homes. Habitat families contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity” to the program by building their own home, helping another Habitat family build a home, or working in some other area of the Habitat organization. Habitat for Humanity families and volunteers have built 164 homes in Orange County since 1988, and are currently building five homes in Fullerton. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.habitatoc.org.