Trinity Parish & Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, May 21
8 am – 3:30 pm
Please join us and volunteer.
It is a great way to share your time and talent and make a huge difference in someone else’s life.
- Habitat volunteers meet promptly at 7:45 am for a safety talk and morning greeting
- Meeting/build site location: 849 Broach Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084
- The build day is from 8 am – 3:30 pm
- We will have a range of projects for volunteers to participate in, no experience or tools are required, we will provide all the necessary demonstrations and materials.
- Please wear closed toed shoes and comfortable work clothes. Habitat will provide water, ice, snacks, and tools but please plan on bringing your own lunch.
We are restricted to 8 volunteers per workday, so first come first served. If you can’t sign up online then contact Habitat St Augustine’s volunteer Coordinator : Office 904.826.3252
Habitat For Humanity
- Habitat is a Christian, faith-based nonprofit organization building homes for low-income families around the world.
- The homes are not given to the homeowners. Habitat is the “bank” and provides the homeowner with a no interest mortgage (loan), which cannot be more than a set percentage of the homeowner’s income.
- Homeowners must have a job or a reliable source of income to be able to pay their mortgage, property taxes, and homeowner’s insurance.
- The homeowner’s down payment is accomplished with sweat equity, working on other houses prior to working on their own. A single mother, for example, must complete 300 hours of sweat equity and a couple has to complete 500 hours. Normally, a homeowner is working on one or two homes before they start working on their own home. Just think about the dedication and determination needed to raise a child, hold a job, and put in this much time.
Donations provide most of the money to build the houses. Extraordinarily little, if any, comes from government programs. Local churches, corporations, and private citizens provide each affiliate (an affiliate is a local location) with money to purchase land and materials. Most of the US Habitat affiliates could not build homes without the help of volunteers. Volunteers normally do 50% to 90% of the construction, which covers a major portion of the labor cost.
A HAND UP NOT A HANDOUT!