“In You All Find Their Home”
What does the Habitat Ministry Do?
We build a simple, safe home for a family in need. To date St. Laurence’s parish family has built 11 homes by funding, offering prayers and providing over 28,000 volunteer hours.
What Can I do? I may not have skills or cannot be there for the entire build?
It is really easy. We need volunteers for all kinds of things. Consider donating food and drink. But we also need builders. Skills are NOT necessary just a willing heart and a willingness to get a little tired. An email will be sent to those who have asked to be on the contact list detailing what the tasks are for the coming week. We have supervisors and work in teams so we get the tasks done in a quality way with great people doing Jesus’ work and having fun. Just ask one of our volunteers who have worked in the past- they can share their experience.
What is involved as my commitment?
We work on Saturdays for approximately 11 weeks. We work in two shifts starting at 8 AM for the morning and 12:30 for the afternoon, stopping by 4 PM each day. You can choose to sign up for any weekend, any shift or shifts based on your availability. We also tell you what work we will be doing that weekend; such as framing, siding, installing windows, painting or landscaping.
Who Can Participate?
It is an active work site so our rules require you must be at least 16 years of age.
When, Where, and Who?
The upcoming 11th home build will start on Saturday, Feb 27 at 905 Fields St, Richmond, TX 77469. Our family will work alongside us because they must work 300 hours as their equity. There are many families applying to Habitat for the opportunity to buy a home. Yes, they buy these homes with 300 hours down and a 0% mortgage for 30 years. Our financial sponsorship goes into the program and the buyer’s mortgage payments help others as proceeds for a subsequent build.
What is needed from me?
As with everything, we need your prayers. If you would like to be added to our Volunteer list; send an e-mail to email@example.com with the Subject: New Volunteer Sign-up Request. If you would like to join us at the build site, please sign up prior to coming out.