Dorchester Habitat for Humanity to Host Faith Build
SUMMERVILLE, SC—Dorchester Habitat for Humanity is coordinating a Faith Build construction project beginning in September 2014 and continuing through November. The build will be located on donated land at 111 Weber Dr. in Summerville. Wall Raising day will take place on Thursday, September 18th. Regular build work days will generally be on Thursdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. with a half hour long morning break.
A Faith Build is a home sponsored and built in conjunction with a gathering of local faith-based groups and organizations.
“This partnership will allow Summerville area churches and faith-based groups to fully fund and build a safe, decent, and affordable home with a family in need; build relationships with members of other congregations; and build a greater witness of God’s love at work in our community,” said Monica Nagy, Development and Communications Manager.
Each faith partner group will share the responsibilities of sponsoring the home financially and building during each stage of construction. The total cost to build the home is $72,000. Habitat has committed $20,000 to this Faith Build project leaving a total of $52,000 needed from participating Faith Build congregations in order to purchase building materials for the home. Financial contributions can come from a special offering, fundraiser, or special emphasis during Thanksgiving and can include in-kind donations of materials and services.
Approximately 15 volunteers are needed each Saturday of building. Volunteers can participate in construction activities, provide lunches for construction volunteers, or offer devotions at the beginning of the work day.
For more information regarding this specific Faith Build and other ways you can become involved with Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, visit www.dorchesterhabitat.org or call 843-851-1414.