HGTV's Employee Crusaders
HGTV is proud to honor our employees who are Changing the World in their communities.
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HGTV Employee Crusader
Sonya Sampson, Office Manager, Los Angeles
In August 2009, Sonja and 11 family members, including her 85-year-old parents, formed Heal Our Land Service Network Team (HOLSN), a non-profit organization, and accepted a challenge by Maranatha Volunteers International to build a school in Chimoio, Mozambique, a country torn by war and cripped by illiteracy. The participants of HOLSN raised $25,840 for the building of the new structure and donated labor.
"Our goal is to provide suitable facilities for children and adults, especially females to learn and become self-sufficient," Sonya says. "We want to establish good will, positive working relationships and friendships between African-Americans and our African brothers and sisters."