Media Contact: Trisha Pintavorn
Lovejoy, GA [February 13, 2018] – Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH), a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is launching its first ever Lent Build. Lent Build provides an opportunity for congregations to grow in their faith by giving back to support affordable housing. The public is invited to participate in this time of prayer, fellowship, construction, and fundraising between February 14th and March 29th in Fayette County, Clayton County and Henry County.
“Habitat is a ministry built on demonstrating the love of Jesus with a vision of providing decent and safe housing. This season of Lent, we are bringing people together to not only build homes, but to build fellowship in our communities and focus on our shared future and the hope of our faith,” said Cynthia E. Jenkins. “You can participate in several ways in each of the counties in our service area. We hope you will join us in prayer, our weekly devotional, building, and fundraising for families in need in your county. We also have a prayer request list online for all of our families and community members who are in need this Lenten season. Visit our website to obtain the daily prayer list, blessings donation calendar, sign up for a build day, and find the nearest location for the devotionals.”
Since 1986, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity has been using volunteer-led construction to build, repair, and rehab affordable homes for low-income families in Clayton, Henry, and Fayette counties in South Metro Atlanta. Southern Crescent Habitat homes and neighborhoods are located in cities all around the area such as Forest Park, Riverdale, McDonough, College Park, and Jonesboro. Habitat homeowners make between 30% and 80% of the area median income. They must pay a monthly affordable mortgage and contribute 250 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction of Habitat homes, in addition to taking 50 hours of home maintenance and financial literacy courses so they are prepared to pay for and maintain their homes. To date, SCHFH has impacted the lives of 300 hardworking families with a hand-up, not a hand-out.
To sign up and learn more, please visit www.schabitat.org/lentbuild, call the organization at 770.477.2367, or email Trisha Pintavorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a contribution by mail, please send checks to:
Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity
9570 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Memo: Lent Build