In 2015, after taking a trip to Haiti and meeting families who lived in slums, Brett Hagler and his three colleagues launched New Story, a non-profit “working to create a world where no human being lives in survival mode.” Since its inception, the organization has funded the building of more than 1,300 homes for more than 5,000 people in Haiti, El Salvador and Bolivia.
The New Story concept has struck a chord with many—desirous to help those in need but confused about where to donate and unsure about where their contributions would actually go. New Story changes all of that, as donations go to one very tangible result: a home for a family who has no shelter. The charity’s “100% promise” means that 100 percent of donations go directly to hire local workers and buy local materials.
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