Habitat for Humanity is a great way to put your faith into action! Again this year, we will be building a four-plex in Hugo. We have signed up for four weeks, July 13 and 20 and August 3 and 10.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year will be different. To protect volunteers, only 8 volunteers (wearing face coverings) will be allowed on site each day, maintaining social distance, and following strict protocols. There will not be a site host, and everyone will provide their own lunch and refreshments. Each volunteer signing up will view a safety video explaining details. There will be many new precautions to ensure safety, but each volunteer will have to decide for themselves if they are comfortable volunteering. If you are in a high risk group, please consider carefully. The work day will be shortened at each end to allow Habitat staff to perform disinfection of tools and facilities.
We need to raise $30,000 to pay for the materials we will use during our four weeks of building. We will also designate additional funds for the AT HOME FUND, to provide assistance to struggling Habitat homeowners. You can easily give online at saintandrews.org> GIVE>choose a fund>Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is not funded through the regular church budget. If you give directly to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, please ask that your donation be credited to St. Andrew’s.
Here is what your gift to Habitat will buy:
$10 = Box of Nails
$50 = Low Flow Toilet
$75 = Window
$100 = Kitchen Sink
$150 = Front Door
$1,000 = Wallboard
$2,000 = Flooring
More about Habitat for Humanity
2020 is the 29th year St. Andrew’s has helped a family achieve home ownership. Habitat for Humanity is not a charity program. Homeowners make their down payment plus 250 hours of “sweat equity,” (currently suspended due to COVID-19) and then pay a mortgage with payments set for 30% of their income. Homeowners are carefully selected from qualified applicants; only one in ten qualified applicants is offered one of the 50-60 homes built each year by volunteers and Habitat families here in the Twin Cities.