Habitat for Humanity
June Mission Focus
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Owning a home provides a significant means in helping provide a stable quality of life for low-income families and individuals. For some though, decent, affordable home-ownership is out of reach. Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity seeks to transform lives by partnering with families, individuals and the community to create and preserve affordable housing solutions. Habitat carries out their work in accord with the belief that God’s love and grace abound for all, and that we must be “hands and feet” of that love and grace in our world.
Selected Habitat homeowners pay a modest down payment, invest 300 hours of “sweat equity,” and are responsible for 0% interest monthly mortgage payments and home maintenance. Through the home-ownership education program and financial counseling, Habitat homeowners are given the tools needed to be successful in this endeavor.
St. Mark’s is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis and others from the Indianapolis faith community at the Interfaith Build that will help 3 families build their homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with other St. Markers and other denominations to help a qualified family realize their dream of home-ownership. This month, we are collecting financial donations for the Interfaith Build. Donations may be given here or using the white mission envelope in your Sunday bulletin. Opportunities to help build will be available later this summer.
Get more information at indyhabitat.org.
You can make a difference in a family’s life by walking alongside them as they become homeowners for the first time! The Habitat Mentor program exists to pair up a volunteer who holds the mentality of “we’ll figure this out together,” with a Habitat home-buyer beginning their home-ownership program. Mentors are not expected to have all the answers, just use their own experiences and strengths to serve as a humble guide, friend, and trusted partner to the future homeowner. You can learn more about the program by attending an information session at the Habitat office at 3135 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Get more information.
Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County
- Are you available Tuesdays and Thursdays to aide in construction with the Tiger Team? Contact Rachel Levite.
- Donate to and shop at the Habitat Restore. Are you planning a home-improvement project? When disposing of appliances, furniture, cabinets, building supplies, etc., please consider The ReStore! Your donations are tax-deductible and Habitat will even pick them up! To schedule a pickup, please call 317-896-9423. Get more information and see what’s available to buy at habitathamiltoncounty.org/restore.
- Volunteer at the Habitat ReStore. Contact them at 317-896-9423, ext. 4, or [email protected].