On a rainy night in January a group of local faith leaders gathered in a downtown meeting hall and pledged support of #BuildforUnity, a monumental interfaith project by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. 9 months and 150 donations later – it’s officially time to build.
Together, through donations from individuals, churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, various places of worship, and faith-based organizations all over the Greater Sacramento area – the #BuildforUnity project has raised over $176,000 to fully fund the construction of two Habitat homes side by side as a sign of unity within the Greater Sacramento community.
Leah Miller, Development Director for Habitat of Greater Sacramento, said on Tuesday, “When I got the call last week from The Table UMC that they were going to donate the last $10,000 needed to help us reach our $176,000 goal so we could start building – I literally burst into tears. It’s hard to put into words, but seeing everyone coming together in our community from so many faiths and backgrounds to get this project off the ground, well, it’s been truly inspiring and beyond what we could’ve ever imagined.”
Construction of the homes will begin next week with volunteer sign-ups to participate in the building of the homes opening on Thursday, October 7th. Construction of the two homes is set to take between 4-6 months.
To see a full list of all the contributors to the Build for Unity project, click HERE.
To see footage from the original town meeting where it all begin, click HERE.
For more information on the project or to be added to the Build for Unity Newsletter, visit www.HabitatGreaterSac.org/BuildforUnity or check out our recent publication in the Sacramento News & Review.
For information on volunteering for the Build for Unity project, please sign-up for the Build for Unity Newsletter or contact Nicole Turriaga at NTurriaga@HabitatGreaterSac.org