Faith Build 2020

See the miracle of your ministry in action

Habitat for Humanity of Lenawee is bringing local churches together to raise walls, funds, and prayers to build a home in partnership with a family in our community. It’s an opportunity to live out your church’s ministry, engage your members, and see the miracle that occurs when God touches the hearts of new homeowners and the volunteers who work alongside them.

Our first Faith Build in many years is on Maple Street in Adrian. To be part of this exciting NEW construction, contact our Development Director, Carrie Hartley, at chartley@habitat-lenawee.org or 517-265-6157.

Check out this document of our intended Faith Build schedule.  All information is subject to change.

***each construction day is also an opportunity for a LUNCH donation.  Contact Jennifer Bush, Volunteer Manager, to arrange a date to serve lunch at volunteer@habitat-lenawee.org

Meet our Faith Build Family: The Newell’s

Tithe

In accordance with the Biblical model of tithing, all Habitat affiliates are encouraged to give 10% of undesignated gifts to one of the over 70 countries in which Habitat for Humanity is active.

In Lenawee, Habitat splits their tithe between the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and for the first time in 2018, the International Disaster fund.  Through this fund, we have served over 30 families in our partner countries.

 

Haiti

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with 58.5% of the population living on less than US$2.42 per day. The 2010 earthquake destroyed 105,000 homes and damaged another 190,000. Of the more than 2 million survivors, more than 1.5 million were left homeless. Habitat for Humanity Haiti’s work encompasses new home construction, community rebuilding, and land reform advocacy. For more information, visit Habitat for Humanity Haiti.

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, the number of inadequate housing is greater than the number of families without homes. This figure is growing annually by an average of 50,000 to 60,000 homes.  The high cost of construction services and low income of families do not allow them to have access to formal means of construction, aggravating the quality and safety of homes.  Habitat is developing construction programs, generating partnerships with micro-financial institutions to facilitate access to credit for low-income families, and creating programs of financial and construction education.   For more information, visit Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic.

International Disasters Fund

In response to the 2017 flooding in the southern United States, Habitat Lenawee chose for the first time to support the International Disasters Fund.  This fund helps to provide shelter assistance, education, training, and partnerships to individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations around the world.