I’m here today with Kathy Roum, and she makes real estate dreams a reality as well in a much different way that I do.
Lisa: Tell me more about Habitat For Humanity.
Kathy: Absolutely, so Habitat Omaha started in 1984. And what we do is provide homes for low income families. One of the ways I love to make real estate dreams come true is through our Global Village Program. We get a group of volunteers together, sign up and go on an adventure and I’m the team leader. What it looks like this year, is that April 7th-15th, I am going Trinidad and Tobago.
I will take a team of about 14 people with me, and we will go beyond the ground — I always call it travel with a purpose. You get that tourism piece but you also get to see a country like you’ve never seen it before. You get to get in, interact with the local folks and the villages, and work side by side with them.
So we will build houses while we’re there.
Lisa: I just love your organization, and I’ve heard you say it a lot: “You give a hand up, not a hand out.” And I think that is such a beautiful thing, so thank for you all your work.
Kathy: So if you want to sign up for our Trinidad and Tobago trip, you can go to our website, www. HabitatOmaha.org. Send in information and we’ll contact you!
There is a fundraising challenge that you sign up and agree to do. So for this trip it’s $2,900 but what that includes is almost everything for your excursion: Airfare, ground transportation, room and board, meals, plus a donation to that Habitat affiliate to buy the building materials and build the houses while you’re there. We can set you up with a fundraising webpage to help you get your costs covered.
Lisa: And you make real estate dreams a reality!
Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/hM6CQ365xto