Personal faith is not the motivating factor for all Habitat volunteers. People come to the work - and stay to help - for myriad reasons, and all are welcome. But throughout its history, Habitat's mission has been based on the idea that we serve God by serving others.
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DORCHESTER COUNTY ECUMENICAL BUILD
A concerned group of citizens in Dorchester County are organizing the affiliate's first faith build in that county. In a faith build, a coalition of congregations comes together to build a Habitat house. They raise the money and provide the volunteer labor to construct a home in partnership with a qualifying local family. Eleven churches have committed to the project already and more are needed to make the build a reality!
The Dorchester Ecumenical Build is about area churches collaborating for the community in Jesus's name by positively impacting a local family, engaging in dialogue, and uniting in action to create future opportunity for working together. Commitments are needed from churches or groups of churches that will team up to raise the $96,000 and provide the construction volunteers for building the house.
Currently, Habitat Choptank has 4 partner families working toward home ownership in Cambridge. At the current rate of construction in the City- one home/per year - it would be 2017 before the fourth home could be completed and sold. The Dorchester County Ecumenical Build will make it possible to double Cambridge house production for 2014 and help to move the schedule ahead by a year. This is exciting news for Cambridge-resident Yevette Askins, shown left, who one day will call the faith build house home for her and her family.
Faith Relations Resources
To explore opportunities for partnership between your faith community and Habitat Choptank, please contact us by email or by calling 410-476-3204.
Habitat for Humanity Choptank