Habitat for Humanity
“Our Catholic tradition, eloquently expressed by Pope John XXIII and Pope Paul VI, insists that shelter is one of the basic rights of the human person. The Second Vatican Council has said with great directness: ‘There must be made available to all men everything necessary for leading a life truly human, such as food, clothing, and shelter…'” [“The Right to a Decent Home,” USCCB, 1975]
Upcoming Dates in 2015
Saturday, November 7
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Incarnation completed its first sponsorship of a Habitat for Humanity house in April 2013–half of the duplex that you see in the picture above. We had approximately 150 parishioners share their time on the nine build days that we did between August 2012 and April 2013, as well as many more who helped by contributing financially and offering prayers for this important ministry. We were excited to get to know the Habitat partner families, especially those living in this duplex–Rachel and her two sons, and Adolfo and Jasmine and their five children.
Up next is round two of a building partnership with Habitat for Humanity! Look for the sign-up sheets in the Narthex at Incarnation. We need people to get involved as builders (no experience is necessary!), lunch organizers, and photographers. Currently we are seeking parishioners and friends to help with the build dates in March through May. Once you sign up, you will receive more details about the build day from your Day Coordinator. The commitment time is is 8:45am-3:30pm.
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If you have any questions about Habitat for Humanity or would like to get more involved, please contact Tim and Mary Beth Slagle by phone (434) 953-6734, or our Coordinator of Justice & Charity in the office (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to seeing you on the building site soon!
Click here to learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. They have other volunteer opportunities available (labor, administrative, with children, etc.) outside of our Incarnation build days, too, so check out their website to learn more.