Cisco Employee Volunteers Help Families Become Homeowners

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Cisco Employee Volunteers Help Families Become Homeowners

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In October 2013, 185 Cisco employees joined other Habitat for Humanity volunteers, including former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, to help build 12 homes in Oakland, California.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 4:25pm

This post was written by guest blogger Katherine Toch, Cisco Corporate Affairs Marketing Manager

A home, at first thought…seems like a pretty simple concept.  Four walls, some windows, a couple doors and you have a house. But it is more than that, it is a place to put down your roots and become part of a larger community.  It’s a safe and secure place to call your own. It’s a place to make memories and recall them through lively dinner conversations throughout the years. It’s a feeling of knowing you can keep the ones you love safe. Something so many of us take for granted. Whether here in the U.S or around the world, more people than not do not have a place to call home.

The statistics on housing are staggering: Globally 1.6 million people live in substandard housing conditions. In addition, 1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm their health, safety, prosperity and opportunities. The current U.S. homeless population is estimated to be between 1.6 to 3 million people, and one-third of the homeless are children.

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