Construction starts on our 399th home on Saturday, March 17!

House sponsors Westminster Church and the Presbyterian Partnership will raise the walls of the 399th Habitat home built in Greensboro this Saturday at 10:30 am at 1511 Village Crest Drive in the Village at Northside neighborhood.

“This project is so exciting because it brings together nine Presbyterian churches working toward one common goal,” says Susan Wetzel, Westminster’s Volunteer Coordinator and longtime Habitat Greensboro volunteer. “We can’t wait to work alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ to help a deserving family own a home.”

Other churches participating in the build include Fellowship Presbyterian, Guilford Park Presbyterian, Memorial Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Sedgefield Presbyterian, St. James Presbyterian, St. Paul Presbyterian and Starmount Presbyterian.

"Our congregation feels called to address housing needs in our community and throughout the world,” says Mark Brainerd, Westminster’s Pastor for Congregational Care & Outreach and Habitat Greensboro board member. “Through prior building projects, we have experienced firsthand Habitat Greensboro's commitment to providing homes and nurturing strong neighborhoods, so we welcome this latest project as we work together to meet these needs.”

The site will be the future home of Abdoul Zeba, Aminata Bilgo and their four children. By the time they move in, the family will have volunteered 300 hours of “sweat equity” to build their home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners.

“I’m struck by how both volunteers and the future homeowners have such a sense of pride and excitement,” says Deb Young, Westminster’s Habitat project leader. “While we’re building this beautiful home, we’re also building a sense of community based on trust and equality among people from all walks of life and faiths.”

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