Groundbreaking Ceremony held June 23, 2020!
This Faith Build in Hampton, Virginia is an opportunity for Habitat and faith-based communities to partner together to build a home for a local family through prayer, volunteerism, and financial support.
All of the upfront costs to pay for the construction of this Faith Build will come from the local faith community. Our lead faith partner is Thrivent, who has generously provided a matching grant in the amount of $50,000, half the cost of a Habitat home. All other faith based organizations who financially contribute to this home will have their donations matched dollar-for-dollar by Thrivent Financial.
PARTNER FAITH GROUPS, so far!
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
We are still raising the required funds and seeking volunteers for this build, so if you or congregation would like to partner, please see the information at the bottom of the page.
MEET THE FAMILY
The Brown family is the type of family that we all aspire to be like! Shameka is a loving mother who works hard as the Administrative Secretary at a local high school. She sets the example that with hard work, dedication, and a strong family support team, life can be a bit easier and joyous.
Shameka’s two children - a 14 year old who will be attending high school in the fall and a 12 year old who will be attending middle school in the fall - are smart, helpful, and eager to learn about the homebuyer program, budgeting and so much more. The children have attended the homebuyer workshops, asked questions and thought of ways that they could help with earning sweat equity.
This family is a pleasure to be around and we are grateful to be able to partner with them!
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS BUILD
PRAY - First and foremost, we ask that you keep the ministry of Habitat for Humanity in your prayers.
VOLUNTEER – If you, your church or business or other civic group would like to volunteer, we would love to have you! Once construction begins, all volunteer opportunities will be posted at our Volunteer Hub. You can read more about the process here, but you will be able to sign up yourself and even whole groups with one registration!
Check the Hub often or sign up for Volunteer Alerts, so you are notified when dates are added to the site. If you have any questions, please contact Director of Volunteer Engagement Mimi Mitchell using email@example.com or 757-913-5652. We look forward to seeing you on the site!
DONATE – We received a generous grant of $50,000 from Thrivent Financial for this home, which we have to match dollar for dollar. We have received some funding from many area congregations, but have not yet reached our goal. If you'd like to contribute to this build, you can do so on this page.
You can also mail a check to Habitat for Humanity / 11011 Warwick Blvd / Newport News, VA 23601. Please include "faith build" or "Thrivent" in the memo line.
Churches can also prepare and serve meals for construction workers and volunteers. You can also provide in-kind goods and services (for example, a plumber from your church might volunteer to do the plumbing work on a Habitat house).
Sell SHARES in the Thrivent Builds home! One square foot of a Habitat home is $83.33 and we sell 1200 shares for each Habitat home. Share certificates make great gifts for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other special occasions! You can also purchase a share personally in this home!
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg
11011 Warwick Blvd | Newport News, VA 23601
FEDERAL TAX ID: 52-1431619
Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities and hope in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, plus the counties of Charles City, James City, New Kent and York, Virginia.
Habitat ReStore Locations
371 Chatham Drive | Newport News, VA 23602
Phone: 757-596-5553, Option 4
1303 Jamestown Road | Williamsburg, VA 23185
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