UUFH has joined with several other local congregations in Habitat for Humanity’s ThriventBuilds project. The construction of a home in the Dodd Meadows Community in East Flat Rock is a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity. Both organizations are dedicated to building affordable housing in the communities they serve. New homeowners are carefully screened and qualify for a 30-year interest-free mortgage provided by Habitat. Homeowners pay the principal and are required to contribute 400 hours of sweat equity. The ThriventBuilds home will be built entirely by volunteers from about 10 churches over a four to five month period which began on May 30th with assembly of the walls and the wall-raising completed on June 3. The goal is to have the family in their new home by Thanksgiving.
Thanks to the cooperation of a number of UUFH members, a work crew was assembled for a ‘UUFH Day’ on Thursday, June 29. Members and friends are encouraged to consider volunteering for future work dates, and if interested, contact Rich DeSimone.
The UUFH Social Justice Outreach Team (SJOT) approved a donation for $250 from the SJOT Fund, accrued via the 10% holdback from UUFH Outreach Collections. On June 2nd, Charlotte Corrigan, SJOT co-chair and Joe Criscione, Board President, presented a check to Angie Hunter, Director of Development, Henderson County Habitat for Humanity in support of the ThriventBuilds project.