Home Building Begins May 1
by First Church
We are currently recruiting for Wednesday, May 1 and Saturday, May 4. Future dates to be announced. Register at habitatnfv.org
The mission of Habitat is “Seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope”.
Habitat of Northern Fox Valley has secured property in Crystal Lake on McHenry Ave just East of Route 14 to build a total of 9 homes over the next three years. First Church will be sponsoring one of those homes. We are looking for volunteers to help build these beautiful homes.
This build in Crystal Lake will be the largest endeavor Habitat Northern Fox Valley has undertaken. Here are some renderings of the houses. Habitat is very conscientious of the look of homes they build and make every effort to blend with the existing architecture of the neighborhood. Each of the house types shown will have extended front porches as Habitat believes that porches facilitate neighborly gatherings. The garages will be built in the back and each of the houses will have a circular drive to avoid having to back out onto McHenry Ave.
Homeowners are required to put in their own sweat equity into their home build and must provide several hours of their time. If you volunteer for this mission, you will likely be building side-by-side with the future homeowners. So far, a homeowner for one of the houses has already been selected. It is a single mother with three children (one college age, one middle-school, and one elementary school age).
No special skill set is required, and you don’t need to provide your own tools. Habitat supplies all needed equipment and provides all the mentoring and guidance needed on-site. Teens (16+) may participate but there are limits to the teen-to-adult-ratio for each team.
To register, visit habitatnfv.org
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