U.S. Senator Susan Collins will join Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County to mark “World Habitat Day.”

The Senator will be at the local affiliate’s current construction site at 84 Old County Road in Searsport on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m.

Sen. Collins will help highlight this year’s theme, “Many Homes, One Community” and the need for safe, decent and affordable housing and the pivotal role housing plays in a strong neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County was founded four years ago. The first partner family moved into its new home on Christmas Eve 2010.

Construction on the affiliate’s second home in Searsport started in September. Volunteers to help with the construction can go to www.habitatofwaldocounty.org and fill out the volunteer registration form or call 557-6071 and leave your name, contact information and skills.