San Antonio travel company About Australia gives back to community with Habitat project
San Antonio, TX Ã¢â‚¬“ Putting together exotic and exciting adventure tours to far-flung places like Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji is routine for the folks at About Australia of San Antonio. But closer to home this summer was a volunteer project they took on for Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. Working together to construct a house might not sound as romantic as scuba diving in Fiji, but building a home alongside new Habitat homeowners is rewarding and satisfying in ways that surpass even glamorous travel vacations. And when a companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s employees and owners strap on their tool belts, they are building team camaraderie while they build a home for people in their community.
Habitat for Humanity has used a community-building model since it began in 1976 when Rev. Bill Lytle and his wife, Faith, founded Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio (HFHSA), making it the first affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in the U.S. Volunteers such as About AustraliaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s staff are the heart of Habitat. More than 17,000 volunteers assist in HFHSA activities each year, and working beside the volunteers at the home site are the homeowners, who invest a minimum of 300 hours in Ã¢â‚¬Å“sweat equity.Ã¢â‚¬
When people want to get away from home for a while and enjoy a great adventure, About Australia is the travel company to contact. The firm is owned and operated by native Aussies and specializes in vacation packages to Australia and New Zealand, including FIT (Free and Independent Travel) vacations to the South Pacific. Since 1999, they have partnered with industry leaders to provide quality information and resources to help travelers make the best selections for their vacations to create the experience of a lifetime.
About About Australia : About Australia of San Antonio offers customizable travel packages that encompass the destinations and highlights of Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Their Australian travel services include International and domestic flights, tours, accommodation, transfers, car rentals, visas, and travel insurance. To book a vacation package, call 210.299.1077 or toll free 888.359.2877, or visit http://www.aboutaustralia.com.
About Habitat for Humanity : Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio works with low-income families who would not otherwise be able to afford a house. They partner with families in need and help them build affordable houses for themselves and their families at no interest and no profit. By the end of 2012, Habitat will have built 795 homes in San Antonio. Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is located at 311 Probandt, San Antonio, TX 78204. Telephone 210.223.5203. http://www.habitatsa.org
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