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.
To learn more about putting faith into action with the Habitat mission
DORCHESTER COUNTY ECUMENICAL BUILD
A concerned group of citizens in Dorchester have organized the 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.
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. The churches surpassed their $96,000 fundraising goal to complete the home at 501 Edgewood Avenue in Cambridge. Settlement took place with home buyer Yevette Askins on December 3, 2014.
The Dorchester community came out to celebrate this special home with the dedication on Saturday, December 6. Despite weather delays in the early part of 2014, the house was completed in time to welcome the Askins family home for Christmas. Yevette, a Cambridge native, is a health care worker at Chesapeake Woods Center. Partnership with Habitat Choptank has made it possible for her to become a first time home owner. Habitat Choptank provided the mortgage to finance her purchase with a zero-interest loan that she will repay over 30 years.
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