Build a Home Project - Trinity Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, Sept. 10 & 17 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Affordable housing is a critical need in many places, particularly in the Fort Worth area. This has never been truer than it is today. Without safe, affordable housing, families lack the financial stability to weather the challenges of daily life. This is particularly true for the vast number of women-led households. White's Chapel wants to help change this!
Trinity Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that partners with people in local communities to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the church’s support (through sponsorship and volunteers), Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
White's Chapel is working with Trinity Habitat for Humanity to fund and build a home in the Fort Worth Hillside/Morningside community. The church needs at least 20 volunteers for each of the two build dates: Saturday, Sept. 10 and Saturday, Sept. 17. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; youth under 18 may not operate power tools.
Volunteers will work, often alongside the home partner, under the direction of training Habitat construction leaders on the home exterior. Work may include raising the walls, installing tornado fortifications, installing windows, and putting up siding. No prior experience is required. The workday is 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but volunteers should plan to arrive by 7:45 a.m. for a few words and prayer. Safety is the number one goal, so the workday will start with a safety lesson given by the Cornerstone project manager.
Registration is required and can be found on the church website. Early registration is preferred to aid in construction scheduling. If individual participants are signing up more volunteers, select the number of slots (reservations) needed and include the additional names in the comments field. After completing the registration, volunteers will receive an email with the home address, what to bring and wear, and a Trinity Habitat liability waiver to bring on the day of the event.
For more information, contact Beverly Chernoff.