Interfaith Build

When building community, sector and societal impact, Habitat for Humanity desires to put God’s love into action by building with a community, not merely for it. We are and will remain a Christian ministry, but as North America becomes more diverse, building with a community means involving the religions represented there. It means engaging with the communities we serve, in all their diversity. Habitat’s work should reflect the diversity of those communities, or it will be increasingly difficult to claim that we include all people in building homes, communities and hope.

As a reflection of this, Beaches Habitat for Humanity has expanded our Apostles Build program to become an Interfaith Build. We hope to continue to partner with the Christian churches that have been such an integral part of our organization, while also encouraging new partnerships with other faiths in our community.

How it works

There are several options for involvement. Partner organizations can choose any or all of the following:

  • Encourage monetary or in-kind contributions from members of your organization;
  • Provide 80 hours of volunteer labor over the course of the build;
  • Attend and participate in the wall-raising ceremony, to kick off the build, and home dedication ceremony, to mark its completion.

Interfaith Build 2017-2018

The next Interfaith Build will kick-off with a wall raising ceremony on Saturday, November 18th at 10:30 a.m. in OceanGate. This townhome will be part of a triplex, and the homeowner is a single mother with one daughter.

For organizations interested in volunteering, build days will begin immediately following the wall raising. Our Community Relations Manager will work with your point of contact to create a volunteer schedule that suits your schedule.

Thank you to the participants in our 2016-2017 Interfaith Build

  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Palms Presbyterian Church
  • Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church
  • Advantage Plumbing
  • Gator Dry Wall
  • St. Paul’s Catholic Church
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church

For more information on the Interfaith Build, please contact Mary Anne Christensen at (904) 595-5794 or email donate@beacheshabitat.org.