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URI library to host Habitat for Humanity traveling photo exhibit

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KINGSTON, R.I. ---December 3, 2009óThe University Libraries Gallery, located on the main floor of the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons at the University of Rhode Island, will host a Habitat for Humanity traveling photo exhibit that shows images of Habitatís work around the world. The exhibit runs from Dec. 6 through Dec. 18. The library, located at 15 Lippitt Road, Kingston, is open Sunday from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Photographers captured the images during Habitatís Global Village builds Ė short term mission trips where Habitat supporters build houses with low-income families in need. The exhibit shows images of Habitatís work in several countries, including the United States, Romania, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, India, Malawi, Ghana, Chile and Costa Rica.

The purpose of the exhibit is to raise awareness of how Habitatís work around the world is closing the door on poverty housing and homelessness. Habitat for Humanity hopes the images will encourage new supporters on campuses around this country to partner with the organization to help low-income families obtain decent, safe and affordable homes.

International Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit www.habitat.org.

For more information, call 401.874.2672.