Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Our 2020 Build
We are very excited that St. Francis will be able to sponsor a portion of a Habitat house this fall again! Thanks to the generosity of our parish, we are able to participate with the community to build a decent, affordable house for a family. At this most uncertain and unprecedented time in history, a safe haven of a home is more important than ever.
As you might expect, there are some modifications to the Habitat build plans. We are assigned a Saturday only build this year. We will begin framing the house on Saturday, September 12 and continue construction each Saturday for the next seven weeks. We need construction helpers as well as lunch providers. SignUpGenius links are also posted below for your ease in signing up for either construction, lunch, or both! Any interested volunteer 14 years or older are welcome, and no experience is necessary. This is a great way to learn basic home improvement skills that you can take back to your own home.
In order to plan for a proper number of helpers, a cut-off date of August 22 will be applied to every construction volunteer slot for the entirety of the build. This will allow Habitat staff to fill any open volunteer slots.
Another change is the location of the build. Habitat is starting a new neighborhood at Rancho Carlota. If you want to see where that is, for GPS use 13801 Watson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78073.
Finally, in addition to your prayers for a safe build, we can still use your financial support. We are very pleased to participate this year but we did have to reduce our financial commitment for the house. If you are able to make a contribution for this year’s build or next, we have a second collection August 15-16 as well as the option to donate online. We are looking forward to seeing you at the build site!
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 of San Antonio, Inc. at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x11UcpocRzM. Click here for more information: Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Our Next Build
Our 2020 build begins on Saturday, September 12. Many opportunities are 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.
More About Habitat
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