What is Habitat for Humanity?
The website of Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County states:
Founded in Americus, Georgia, in 1976, by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds. There are more than 1,500 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States and more than 70 national organizations around the world. Together, we have helped to build or repair more than 800,000 houses and serve more than 4 million people worldwide.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Each year, well over 1,000 volunteers work on Habitat home construction—doing work such as framing, siding, roofing, installing windows and doors, painting, and landscaping.
How will St. Anselm’s, Greenville be involved?
On St. Anselm’s facebook page we can read the following:
Did you know that Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County has a Pope Francis Build kicking off in just a couple of weeks? An anonymous donor contributed $60,000 in honor of Pope Francis and challenged the Catholic parishes in the area to raise another $40,000 towards the cost of putting a family into a new Habitat house.
St. Anselm’s Ordinariate Community is participating, financially and as volunteers, to build this home!
What better time than during Lent to open our wallets and put on our scruffy clothes to go be the hands and feet of Christ to help build a house for our neighbors?
Kickoff is Thursday, March 5th.