We're building hope and relationships as well as houses…
Help Build a House in Honor of Pope Francis. Thanks to an anonymous Catholic donor Habitat affiliates in 5 cities are participating and El Paso is a chosen site to build. We are responding by searching for suitable land to build the house and launching a Request for Donations where the public can get involved and show support.
Habitat builds houses alongside families who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with us. Families invest hundreds of their own "sweat equity" labor into the houses. Their monthly mortgage payments help fund the construction of more houses. Inadequate shelter binds a family in struggle.
A Habitat home frees them to enjoy self-reliance and self-respect. Children benefit , neighborhoods are changed and communities improved.
Modeled on biblical principles, Habitat's solution to the blight of substandard housing is popular with people from many political, professional, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. This is the essence of Habitat–inviting diverse individuals to find common ground through using a hammer and sharing a goal, building relationships as well as houses.
Habitat fosters reconciliation as people join together to build houses. In Northern Ireland, Protestants and Catholics work side by side on Habitat building sites. In Jordan and Egypt, Muslims and Christians are building bridges of hope. In South Africa, black and white residents heal wounds and form bonds of friendship with their neighbors. What can we do here in El Paso, Texas?…What will you build?
Thrivent Helps a Vet
On December 13, 2014 with the help of Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity El Paso, we assisted in needed repairs for a disabled Vietnam Veteran. The house was painted on the exterior and new windows installed. Volunteers also trimmed trees and cleaned up the front and backyard of debris.
Carter Works Project -Dallas
Habitat for Humanity El Paso participated in the 2014 Carter Works Project held in Dallas Texas on October 6 thru 10th. It was a great experience and an excellent example of an NRI (Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative) project - over 40 homes were being built, rehabbed or repaired by approx. 3800 volunteers. Thanks to Thrivent Financial who sponsored our trip.
HFHEP Repairs Program
in 2014 Habitat for Humanity began a REPAIRS program that provides assistance to elderly individuals in making needed repair work to their homes. With funding from various sources we were able to help in areas of critical and safety repair work for 9 elderly homeowners and their families.
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