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 in building houses in honor of Pope Francis. El Paso is one of them.
In August the Ground-blessing by Bishop Mark Seitz was done... the land was prepared for construction... the family was selected and now work is being done at the site.
You can support this House through volunteering and through your donations.
Inadequate shelter binds a family in struggle and hardship. Habitat builds houses and hope alongside families who demonstrate a need and willingness to partner with us. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own "sweat equity" labor into their houses. Their monthly mortgage payments help fund the next construction project.
A Habitat home frees the family to enjoy self-reliance and self-respect. Children benefit from the stability that neighborhood schools and parks offer and communities improve with the stability of home ownership.
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.
Call 915 -755-6633 for more information on the REPAIRS program