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Hopedale is a participating congregation in Faith Build, a Habitat for Humanity project. Oxford area churches are joining together with Miami students and other community organizations to fund and build the ninth and tenth Habitahouses in the development of Reckford Woods  on Fuller Way (near US 27 west of Oxford). The home-buyer family contributes over 500 hours of sweat equity” in the building of the house. 

Oxford Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Hopedale have all banded together for this venture.  

You don’t have to be a skilled house builder to participate! No experience is necessary, and all tools, equipment, and supervision are provided. The Habitat workers provide the expertise and the Miami students provide the oomph!

People 16 and older can work on the house and those who are younger can help with making and serving lunch. You can contribute in many ways: work on the house, prepare lunch for the volunteers, make individual contributions, and support fundraisers for Habitat. Please call or email Liz Woedl at 513-280-1044 or liz.woedl@gmail.com if you are interested and have questions. You can signup to work on the Projects at  https://habitatcincinnati.volunteerhub.com/lp/ofb/ 

Faith Build Habitat for Humanity Projects Update

 

 

 

 

The house we started working on in November 2017 is soooo very close to completion. The driveway didn’t get poured last week so they put off the dedication until Saturday, June 9, 1pm.

The five, Oxford area churches have accomplished much during the past several months, in spite of interference from delays due to challenging weather. Thanks, everyone, for your dedication and strength.

The UU part of the work crew is next scheduled to be at Carter Court on June 30 and July 28. If you’d like to give us a hand with the build or help with lunch prep, please give me a call at 513-280-1044.

Hopedale is putting together crews of workers to participate in the 2017 Faith Build in the Oxford area, a Habitat for Humanity project. Oxford area churches are joining together with Miami Students and other community organizations to fund and build the 9th and 10th Habitahouses in the development of Reckford Woods. These last two houses provide an opportunity for the faith community to serve alongside and partner with a Habitat Home Buyer Family.  Each home buyer family must contribute over 500 hours of sweat equity” in the building of the house. 

The foundation for the 9th house is going to be poured and work on the structure will begin on November 4 and will continue throughout the fall and winter finishing up in the spring. Oxford Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, Hopedale UUs, and Faith Lutheran Church have banded together for this venture. 

Each church will provide build teams of volunteers for Saturday through Thursday workdays. A typical build schedule is approximately 16-20 weeks with 20 volunteers working each Saturday. No experience is necessary and all supervision, tools and equipment are provided. The churches participating in the Faith Build will share the cost of the home with other donor sourcesCool T-shirts will be available for reasonable fee to help with fundraising.

Our bit: On each of three scheduled workdays, 5 Hopedale friends and members will work on the house site with 10 Miami U. students, and 5 Habitat workers. We will also provide a lunch for the 20 worker/volunteers on those days. You don’t have to be a skilled house builder to participate! The Habitat workers provide the expertise and the MU student provide the oomph. People, 16 and older, can work on the house and those who are younger can help with making and serving lunch.

Dates needing a Hopedale presence

  • Nov 11, Noon- onsite Kickoff with the Crawfords. 
  • Dec 9, ALL DAY- onsite Hopedale Work Day, we provide 5 workers
  • Jan 27, ALL DAY- onsite Hopedale Work Day, we provide 5 workers
  • Mar 10, ALL DAY- onsite Hopedale Work Day, we provide 5 workers 

You can contribute in so may ways, work on the house, prepare lunch for the volunteers, make individual contributions and support fundraisers to raise the funds for Habitat. Please call Liz Woedl, 513-280-1044if you are interested in joining the effort.

(Hopedale volunteers from a previous Faith Build)

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