Interfaith Build Days
Interfaith Build Days
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve a stable life. Continuing the work that began last summer, multiple Calgary faith communities will put their faith into action by joining together to help build stability and independence for deserving low-income families in the Calgary area through Habitat for Humanity. Participants are encouraged to fundraise, building on the funds raised over the last four build days. Then, Habitat for Humanity will put those funds to work on the construction of affordable Habitat homes in the communities of Pineridge and Bowness.
The Build Days are an exciting component of a broader Interfaith campaign that has raised $110,000 for Habitat for Humanity to date.
Faith leaders and members of the Jewish, Muslim, United, Lutheran, Catholic, Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Presbyterian, ECC, Unitarian, Anglican and Pentecostal communities have stepped forward to participate in this unique experience and work shoulder to shoulder toward a tangible goal.
Past build days:
- Saturday, February 4: Bowness; 4628 73 Street NW
- Tuesday, February 7: Bowness; 4628 73 Street NW
- Interfaith Clergy: Wednesday, August 24. Each Clergy was encouraged to achieve a fundraising goal of $1,000 or more.
- Interfaith Lay Leaders: Sunday, August 28. Each Lay Leader was encouraged to achieve a fundraising goal of $250 or more.
The funds raised will be put directly towards the construction costs of a Habitat home. Habitat helps families achieve strength, stability and independence through affordable home ownership. Home ownership has a positive and permanent impact in the lives of families and addresses a growing need in our community for a sustainable approach to family housing.
Habitat’s goal is to make its home ownership solution available to as many families as possible through community support, just like the support from faith groups.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta click here.
For more information about how faith communities can support Habitat’s program and partner families, click here.