Habitat for Humanity
Our 2018 Build
Our 2018 build began on Friday, September 7. The last workday was Saturday, November 3. The dedication ceremony for the home was on Saturday, November 17. You can watch a video of the dedication at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTJFiHDY_nM. Thank you for your very flexible support with all of the rain we had to deal with this year. It was great working together as a parish and with the family to build this home pictured below. We look forward to our 21st build as a parish next fall!
2019 Volunteer Sign Up Coming Soon
If you would like to sign up for non-building activities, including handling lunches, please contact Jeannie Lopez at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact Rich Osgood at email@example.com or Julie Mellin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning in 1999, we have teamed with Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) to build an affordable home every fall here in San Antonio. Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, Inc. (HFHSA) is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build decent and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. You can watch a video featuring St. Francis parishioner Julie Mellin talking about our parish’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x11UcpocRzM. Click here for more information: Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Our Next Build
Our 2019 build will begin in the fall. Many opportunities will be available to serve. We will need people to build, paint, bring lunch, provide water and refreshments for the builders, and support our crew with their excitement and enthusiasm.
2019 build schedule coming soon.
Our 2018 Family
Pray Meh is a single mom who is raising four children (Bae Reh, 18; Oo Reh, 16; Bu Reh, 14; Maw Julie Meh, 7). She is super excited to be a part of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio’s home buying program and the opportunity not only to help build her four-bedroom affordable home but to also learn all about homeownership in the Homeownership Readiness Classes. Pray Reh has already completed more than 300 hours of sweat equity needed, building her home and the homes of her neighbors.
“I am a single parent raising four children. All I want is to be able to provide a better home for them, and with the help of Habitat I will be able to do that. They are all so happy that they will have their own rooms. Thank you, Habitat, for giving us this opportunity!”