In light of current weather events around the globe - Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented destruction in the Gulf Coast, devastating flooding and landslides across Asia, wildfires raging near our homes in the Pacific Northwest, and Hurricane Irma's imminent landfall next week - we are suspending our Summer Construction Fund.
Hurricane Harvey has displaced over 1 million people, leaving nearly 50 dead, while over 40 million people in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are affected from record breaking floods with over 1400 dead. Each of these disasters bring multi-faceted, longterm challenges that require significant attention, love, and financial support - from all of us. This is not the time to be a passive observer while the water around us continues to rise. Heroic acts are not reserved for film and fiction, but rather they begin by acknowledging each other in our greatest time of need and quite simply showing up.
The call for international action swells and we must answer it in kind. HBI is ever-grateful for your ongoing support, and right now, we earnestly ask you to support someone else. We stand in solidarity with the organizations working to stem the tide of destruction and despair across the globe. For a list of trusted aid organizations check out the links below. If you have information to share, trusted organizations to support, or questions of how to get involved - do not hesitate to reach us: Info@hbint.org
We will reconvene our Construction Fund later in 2017 - stay tuned, and thank you again for all of your support.
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