Friday, August 24, 2007

What Dreams May Come

The American Dream…an understanding deeply instilled in our minds that anyone, through determination and hard work, is able to achieve prosperity, or an improved life in comparison to the generation before. But what is the American Dream today? And, perhaps more importantly, are we doing that which is within our means to help those less fortunate take part in it?

Many Americans today liken the American Dream with home ownership. However, with the cost of land in the Bay Area having skyrocketed in the past few decades, and spaces to build upon few and far between, the American Dream has become more of a distant reality for more and more families wishing to purchase their own home. But thanks to a partnership with Peninsula Habitat for Humanity, dedicated to providing local hard-working, low-income families the opportunity to break the cycle through an affordable homeownership program, seven homes have been completed in the community, one of which happens to be the 100th Habitat home in all of San Mateo County.

To celebrate the completion of the 100th Habitat home being built in San Mateo County, Peninsula Habitat for Humanity will be hosting a dedication ceremony and rally to thank the City and community of Brisbane as well as its many sponsors and partners who helped make the project possible. Other Habitat families from around the Bay (who have invested a tremendous effort into their dreams with 500 hours of “sweat equity”), will also be coming to help celebrate this milestone…and you can be assured that they all know what it takes to succeed in obtaining their American Dream.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2007 @ 10:00 AM
Where: 15 Glen Park Way, Brisbane, CA
Master of Ceremonies: Spencer Christian, Co-host of “The View From the Bay” and weather forecaster for San Francisco’s ABC7 News at 6 and previously with "Good Morning America"

Parking and shuttle service provided by Brisbane City Hall –
50 Park Place, Brisbane, CA

Also, click here for info on San Mateo County’s 3rd Annual Disaster Preparedness Day, taking place Saturday, September 29th. Survival DO’s and DON’Ts – is your family, ready?

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