Over two dozen parishioners from Village Chapel Presbyterian Church spent their weekend volunteering at Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam’s construction site on North Hills Drive in Charleston. Village Chapel has partnered with Habitat for the non-profit’s ongoing “Building on Faith” cooperative. The church has also been raising donations for Habitat since the partnership was announced in March.
Saturday, April 21, 2018, Pastor Todd Wright from Village Chapel presented a check to Habitat’s Development Director, Bill Andreas, totaling over $7,800.
“We’ve wanted to do this for a while, and I can tell you – there is more to come,” Wright said after presenting the check in front of several volunteers.
The Village Chapel volunteer group spent two days working with a Habitat homebuyer to help her build her house. The groups installed laminate flooring, painted the homes interior walls and detailed baseboards. Most of the volunteers say that this is not their first time working on Habitat’s construction site. Many also say that they will be back out this year to volunteer again.
“It’s partnership’s like this that fuel the mission of Habitat,” said Bill Andreas. “We are a Christian ministry, and this is how you put your faith into action.”
Habitat’s “Building on Faith” partnership brings churches together from all denominations; the mission being to spread God’s love through tangible actions. It encourages churches to partner together and with Habitat for Humanity. Parishioners from churches in the program volunteer a day of their time to help a Habitat Homebuyer build their house.
Right now, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam is searching for more churches to partner with this build season. Habitat is in the process of working to organize a large group-build day made up of multiple church congregations, Habitat Homebuyers and other community members. A date has not been set.