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

Each participating organization is asked to contribute to the home construction through a monetary gift and volunteer labor. Here’s an overview of what is asked of partners:

  • Pray for the project
  • Appoint a project ambassador to serve as a liaison between your congregation and Beaches Habitat
  • Raise at least $4,200 in cash or in-kind contributions
  • Provide 80 hours of volunteer labor over the course of the build; the Community Relations Manager will schedule build days for you each month
  • Promote the build to your congregation
  • Encourage your congregation to attend the traditional wall-raising and house dedication ceremonies

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.