We are happy to announce that the Habitat for Humanity home build will begin this fall. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, our coalition of churches (Loaves and Fishes) will build a home for the Mulunda-Mulumba family. We will be looking for volunteers to sign up to work on site. No special skills are required. You will receive on-the-job training and have an experience of a life time in giving back to our community. Enjoy the fellowship and friendship that comes from participating in one of the many events to raise funds for Loaves and Fishes/Habitat for Humanity.
No experience is necessary for the working on the home site. We are happy to have people who own and can use more tools than Home Depot or who have hardly swung a hammer in the past. If you have less experience, you may be more comfortable if you wait a few weeks after the build starts so that the house framing is complete. Of course you are welcome at any time. You also must be at least 16 years old to work on the build site.
February 2017 Update
The Habitat for Humanity build continues in the month of February and we want you to join this effort! Our church and the Loaves and Fishes Coalition are helping Raphael and Yvonne build a home for the beautiful family of seven children. Over the last two years, this family has moved three times to find more reasonable rental rates. The crime rate in their current neighborhood is high, and they want desperately to find more stability for their family. Habitat is the answer to their prayers, and we are happy to help their dream become a reality.
No experience is necessary for the working on the home site. We are happy to have people who own and can use more tools than Home Depot or who have hardly swung a hammer in the past. The home site is not too far from the church, and the work day is from 9:00 AM until approximately 4:00 PM. You also must be at least 16 years old to work on the build site.
Please join us on the build site. Here are the build dates:
Raphael Mulunda and Yvonne Mulumba
"We are looking for a sense of permanence," express Raphael and Yvonne. Raphael, Yvonne, and their six daughters are looking forward to having stability once they move into their Habitat home. To provide for their family, Raphael works as a baggage handler at the Denver International Airport and Yvonne works for Wal-Mart.
Raphael and Yvonne have moved three times in the past three years in search of lower housing costs. As rents in Denver continue to rise, moving from one apartment to another was one way Raphael and Yvonne tried to keep housing costs down, though their current rent is still more than they can afford.
Raphael, Yvonne and their six daughters currently live in a three-bedroom apartment, which does not provide adequate space. The instability of moving also keeps their children from attending the same school, making it hard for their kids to keep friends and maintain consistency in coursework.
Their future Habitat home will have four bedrooms and two bathrooms, which will give all eight of them room to live and grow. They also have a grown son who is currently away attending college. "We're excited to have a backyard, new neighborhood, and more space," says Yvonne. Even more importantly, their new home offers stability for their children. "We are excited for our children, because they will not have to change schools again until they go to college," explains Raphael.
If you have any questions about the build, look for Carol Nelson after church or contact her at 303.766.1978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPUMC is a member of the Loves and Fishes coalition, which consists of 14 churches from Castle Rock to Golden, whose mission is to support the mission and work of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.
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Habitat for Humanity