Bengals Wives Build on World Habitat Day

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Carrie Moyer, Allison Young, Dawn Smith (Habitat Homeowner), Angie Williams and Jessica Harris.

In December 1985, the United Nations General Assembly declared the first Monday of October to be World Habitat Day in recognition of the state of human settlements and the basic need for adequate shelter for all. This year, people around the world will join together to help raise awareness and encourage communities to take action to help families improve their living conditions.

On Monday, October 4, World Habitat Day 2010, Jessica Harris, the wife of Bengals player Clark Harris, Anjeanise Williams, wife of Bobbie Williams, and Allison Young, the girlfriend of Otis Hudson, worked on a Women Build home for Dawn Smith in Hamilton, Ohio.

"This universal call to action is one we will answer on this day and every day," said Jean Masthay, Executive Director of TriState Habitat for Humanity. "Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford asked that we Stand Up on World Habitat Day, and we are grateful that these women have chosen to take time out of their day to help us in our mission to serve and partner with families in need."

"What a blessing to work along side the staff and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity!" said Carrie Moyer, wife of Ken Moyer, Bengals Chaplain and former player. "Not only did we have a great time putting in windows and doors and nailing down shingles on the roof, we also had the satisfaction of physically helping someone in need who is working to better her life and the lives of her kids."

Board Member and Mrs. Greater Butler County 2010, Karen Byrd-Gibson, was also on hand to help.

TriState Habitat for Humanity, established in 2001, serves families in the eight counties surrounding metropolitan Cincinnati. By offering owner-occupied housing to low income families, Habitat provides a "hand up, not a hand out" program. For more information about TriState Habitat for Humanity, visit habitat-tristate.org, or call 513-942-9211.

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