In the wake of a difficult and divisive week for America, this Friday and Saturday volunteers from the Congregation B’nai Israel and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church gathered in the Habitat trenches to roll up their sleeves and build a foundation for unity and two new homes in our community.
Congregation B’nai Israel and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church are two of over 180 local faith supporters from the Muslim community and interfaith coalition community who have rallied together to raise the needed funds for the homes of the Build for Unity project and will come together to build the homes.
Over the next few months, the project is expected to bring together over 1,500 volunteers representing nearly every race, religion, and background in our local Sacramento community.
Additionally, by the time the families move in, they will have dedicated over 1,000 hours of sweat equity combined, helping build their own home and other Habitat homes throughout the region.
Says Jeff von Kaenel, the Habitat Board Member behind the idea of the Build for Unity project, “After such a divisive and bitter year, celebrating and continuing to support this spirit of goodwill and community in Sacramento is crucial….these two homes will forever stand as a testament and monument to the best of Sacramento.”
Construction of the two homes is expected to take between 4-6 months and over 10,000 volunteer hours. While currently in the foundation stage, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento expects to raise walls on the two homes next month.
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