Hometown Habitat News

Habitat of Lake-Sumter receives a Mobile Response Unit in Partnership with Habitat International and Nissan

Habitat for Humanity van

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter wants to do more than build and restore homes — it wants to rebuild communities.

When it opened on Bay Street in 2013, the local Habitat’s Domestic Global Village was touted as a place where up to 100 “voluntourists” or college students could stay if they agreed to volunteer part of their vacations to work on a local Habitat project.

The 14,000 square-foot facility is furnished with bunk beds, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathhouses and even a 50-seat media center. But the facility has a dual role as a training site for disaster preparation and for housing volunteers should a catastrophe occur.

“It’s very rare and unique,” Danielle Stroud, associate director of development with the local Habitat, said of the only such facility in the nation.

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