Global Builders reaching new heights

By Chris Johnson
Director of Communications

I just learned from Fuller Center for Housing Registrar Stacey Goolsby that our Global Builders program is hotter than July in Georgia … which is coming, by the way, for those of you who have survived the ridiculously hot June in Georgia.

Last year, we set a new high with 225 global build trip participants. It was a great year, but that mark is about to be shattered. This year, we’ve already had 222 participants. And that’s with six months and 10 more trips to go in 2011. I’d say it’s a safe bet that those six months and 10 trips ought to give us at least four more participants.

The question is, why the surge? Actually, the better question is, why not? Sure, you can jet off to Rome, Paris or London. But Global Builders trips give you the chance to see the world as few can. The real world. Real people. Off the beaten path. And, more importantly, you can change lives in the process.

Our most popular trips have become Haiti, El Salvador, Armenia and Peru, which is a place I’d love to visit. Click here to see what other trips are available, or click here to propose a new trip.

We are still looking for team leaders for our upcoming trips to Nigeria and Sri Lanka. Let us know if you’re interested.

Stacey helped get our Global Builders program off the ground. Ryan Iafigliola is the head of our Global Builders program now. I’d give him credit, but he’s off playing on his bicycle right now. You know how kids are!

I’m not a world traveler myself, but I’m sure I will be soon. So, please, comment below and tell me which country you think would be a great first stop for my first Global experience!

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