Habitat for Humanity 2012
Frequently Asked Questions
On Sept. 28, First Presbyterian will begin work on its fourth Habitat for Humanity house. This is a major commitment for our church, and we hope you will join us in this important City Ministry project!
When? Friday, Sept. 28th, through Saturday, Oct. 13. No work on Sundays and Mondays. We will work from approximately 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The house dedication is tentatively set for Oct. 13.
Where? The house site is 8510 Longwood View Avenue. CLICK HERE FOR MAP TO BUILD SITE
Who can help? YOU! Although building skills are welcome, no experience is necessary! The Habitat staff skilled and extremely patient in training volunteers for tasks. Youth must be 16 or older to work on site. Alternatively, you can be a “hospitality” volunteer on site to serve beverages and food, or you can provide snacks or meals.
How can I sign up? You can register in the Reception Room on the following Sundays: August 12, 19, 26, Sept. 9, 16 and 23. Additionally, you can sign up any time (including during the build) on SIGN UP GENIUS
What should I bring? Habitat provides all tools and materials. Beverages, snacks and lunch will be provided. Sun block is a good idea.
What should I wear? Wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Layers are good as temperatures can change. Close-toed shoes are mandatory. Safety goggles and gloves are provided. VOLUNTEER SAFETY INFORMATION
How does Habitat work? Habitat for Humanity selects families and individuals for its homeowner program based on need, ability to repay the loan, and willingness to partner which includes the completion of hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” as well as homeowner education classes. Homeowners make a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, and the houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity here.
Why should I help? From the Habitat web site: “Habitat's ministry is based on the conviction that to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ we must reflect Christ's love in our own lives by loving and caring for one another. Our love must not be words only—it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” What a better way to show this love and our Church’s “heart for the city”! It’s also a great opportunity to fellowship with our brothers and sisters. And---it’s fun!