Acknowledgment from HFH
Certificate for Houses #1, #2, and #3
Thank You Letter
Certificate for House #4
Certificate for House #5
Certificate for House #6
Thank You Letter - Part II
HFH Newsletter - Echelon House, pg 9
Fans of American rock band, 30 Seconds to Mars, have joined Habitat for Humanity's HopeBuilders campaign to eliminate poverty housing by launching their own virtual build-site.
The Echelon, the dedicated fans of the band, took up the challenge after learning that their favourite group had taken part in a Habitat for Humanity build in their hometown of Los Angeles earlier this year. Fans from all over the world have made a fantastic contribution to Habitat for Humanity's HopeBuilders campaign with over £7,178 already raised – that's five homes in the developing world built on rock!
30 Seconds to Mars' lead singer, Jared Leto, praised the efforts of all involved in the Los Angeles build and The Echelon's HopeBuilders campaign fundraising "We are so proud of our friends and family around the world and we are so thankful and moved by the generosity shown by all."
Whatever your taste in music, why not help The Echelon on their way to completing more houses?
You can take a look at www.hopebuilders.org.uk to find out more.
30 Seconds to Mars are some of the latest US stars to join Habitat for Humanity in eliminating poverty housing – other big names include actors Brad Pitt and Dustin Hoffman and Jon Bon Jovi.
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Did you know that, thanks to the efforts of supporters like The Echelon, Habitat for Humanity completes a house every 21 minutes?
Certificate for House #7
Certificate for House #8
Certificate for House #9
Certificate for House #10 (The Dutch House)
Certificate for House #11
Certificate for House #12
Certificate for House #13
Certificate for House #14
Liverpool HFH Newsletter - May 2009
"The impetus has continued and the "batten" was passed onto The Echelon build whose efforts further progressed Phase 3 over a three day build. The Echelon group had travelled from all over Europe and during the three days a great rapport was established between LHFH staff, homeownders, regular volunteers & the 16 Echelon girls."
HFH UK Newsletter & Website- Liverpool Build
MISSION FROM MARS
Habitat for Humanity continues to be amazed and delighted by the incredible generosity of a group of supporters of the American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars. The band's loyal supporters go by the name The Echelon, and they have raised over 17,000 GBP which equates to 14 complete houses.
They were originally inspired to volunteer and raise money for Habitat for Humanity after 30 Seconds to Mars completed a build in Hollywood last year. 16 members of The Echelon descended on Habitat for Humanity Liverpool for a charity build weekend and they undertook everything from plaster boarding to insulation.
Echelon member Sandra Niks travelled from Amsterdam for the build. She said: "Habitat for Humanity boosts self-esteem by giving people the chance to own a house and build a future. Raising money so people in need can build their own house is rewarding but you can't beat building yourself. I am so proud to be part of this global project and it was great to be involved.
"Habitat for Humanity is an international project and further proof that when people come together, good things can happen. We saw, literally, that hope can be built."
Echelon House on Mars!
Certificate for House #15
Certificate for House #16 - This is War
Certificate for House #17 (Haiti House #1)
Certificate for House #18 (House #2 for Haiti)
Certificate for House #19 (House #3 for Haiti)
Certificate for House #20 (House #4 for Haiti)
Certificate for House #21 (House #5 for Haiti)
Certificate for House #22 (House #1 for Toronto Build)
HFH UK Newsletter - Issue One 2010. Featuring the Aug 2009 Toronto Build!
FAN-TASTIC KINDNESS OF THE ECHELON
The Echelon are not only dedicated fans of epic rock band 30 Seconds to Mars; they're dedicated Hopebuilders too. The group is already fundraising for their 17th house, and this August they volunteered on of of Habitat for Humanity's building sites in Toronto.
Lily, one of the members of the Echelon which draws people from all over the world, said "Doing my first Habitat build reaffirmed what the Echelon House Project is all about. From house builds in Liverpool and Toronto to fundraising all around the world...when people have passion and commitment, together we really can make a difference."
On 29th August this year the group, most of whom had never met before, joined locals and regular volunteers to work on a garage and patio roofs on a site of 20 houses in Toronto.
"I truly felt like I was part of something huge, something incredibly meaningful," said 30 Seconds to Mars fan Alex. Lily adds, "It was an inspiring day and I hope we will do another one soon."