OUMC partners to enable a Habitat for Humanity Faith Build! (FALL 2017)
It may take a village to raise a child- it also takes many hands working together to create affordable housing for Chattanooga families. OUMC- through the cooperation of our Mission Team, the REACH Triad, and our United Methodist Men- are joining forces from our community like 2 Rivers Church and the East Hamilton Ministerial Association- to raise funds and volunteers to build an affordable home for a family in our community.
This project represents a unique level of partnership between several groups with in our church and community coming together for one cause- this idea that a hand up (in Jesus’ name) is better than an a hand out. Affordable housing is one of the most limiting factors towards low-income families finding security, stability, and a firm foundation towards building a better life for their children.
Habitat for Humanity is a trusted organization that operates under a Christian ethic- and has demonstrated countless times over years of ministry that their thorough program of selection, education, sweat-equity, and personal ownership yield fruitful results.
How can I be involved?
OUMC members and friends will have several ways they can support this exciting project:
- GIVE – To build a Habitat Home requires each partner church to fund $5000.00 towards the overall building project. OUMC is now accepting contributions for this project. Additionally, we will have a fundraiser hosted by our UMM and a golf tournament fundraiser hosted by the EHMA. 2 Rivers Church is also a partner with us in our fundraising and volunteer efforts. Your tax-deductible gift can be made to OUMC and designated to our Habitat Faith Build.
- SERVE – To build a Habitat Home requires hand-on work from both the receiving family as well as from hundreds of volunteers from the community. OUMC members and friends will have an opportunity to serve by helping at the construction site, preparing lunch for the work crew, helping in fundraising efforts, and leading a work-site devotional. To get on our volunteer crew for our Habitat Faith build-
Learn more about the important mission of Habitat for Humanity