Build for Unity - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
What is #BUILDforUnity ?
“Build for Unity” is a monumental interfaith build program and effort by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento to bring people together of different backgrounds and faiths to put aside differences and build homes and unity in our community.
From January 2016- June 2017 in Sacramento, various Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, and other interfaith communities came together to fund and build Habitat homes as a permanent representation of unity within our community. These homes were made possible through the generosity of 180 different faith communities and individuals who raised $176,000 and worked side by side to build the homes as a symbol of unity.
The homes of the first Build for Unity project were dedicated on June 22nd, 2017. (For photos from the touching dedication event, click here ). Over 1,000 volunteers from all different faiths contributed to the building of the homes, putting in 10,000 hours of labor alongside the families.
Planning is now underway for #BuildforUnity 2018.
To learn more about our Build for Unity project, how it started, and the people behind the initiative – watch the video below or check out our Build for Unity publication.
Build for Unity 2018
Planning is currently underway for Build for Unity 2018. Fundraising for Build for Unity 2018 will take place over the next several months with above ground construction beginning towards the end of 2018. To join Build for Unity 2018, click here or contact Laine Himmelmann at LHimmelmann@HabitatGreaterSac.org for more information on how to get your faith organization involved.
We are also currently putting together a Faith Leaders Committee to frame the future of our next Build for Unity Project. If you would like to be involved in our Faith Leaders Committee or would like to get your faith community or place of worship involved in Build for Unity 2018, please email LHimmelmann@HabitatGreaterSac.org.
It takes a community to build a community.
We are currently raising funds for our next Build for Unity project. Donate today to help us Build for Unity! Join us and together, we can change lives and be the foundation to building the love and unity our community needs. Click here to donate!
How can I get involved?
Spread the word:
Help spread the word about #BuildforUnity by becoming an ambassador. Outreach and encourage other local faith, business, community, and government leaders to prayerfully consider partnership with Habitat Greater Sacramento’s work by engaging them in prayer walks, builds, informational meetings, and/or helping lead a coalition of faith partners in collaboration.
We are currently looking for partners for our 2018 Build for Unity project. Donate today to help us build more homes and unity.
Follow us on our Facebook page and stay up to date with the most current details – click here. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #BUILDForUnity to show your support! You might just see your photo shared on our website!
Not from Sacramento and interested in starting a #BuildforUnity movement in your local community? Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill out our Build for Unity interest form and we’ll connect you to the local Habitat in your area!
Questions? Contact LHimmelmann@HabitatGreaterSac.org
Build for Unity Media
- Pakistani Link Build for Unity (7/14/2017)
- ABC10 Families gets keys to homes through Build for Unity Project (6/22/17)
- Good Day Sacramento Build for Unity (6/21/17)
Newsletters and Publications
(Click the image to read our Build for Unity publication and learn more about how it started and the people behind the initiative)
December Newsletter – Edition 2, December Newsletter- Edition 1, November Newsletter – Edition 1, September Newsletter- Edition 1, SN&R publication- September 2016, August Newsletter – Edition 1, July Newsletter – Edition 1, June Newsletter Edition 2, June Newsletter Edition 1, May Newsletter Edition 2, May Newsletter Edition 1
Thank you to all of our #BuildforUnity Donors:
Interested in starting a Build for Unity project in your community?
Fill out the form below and we will connect you to the local Habitat for Humanity in your area!