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Church communities team up to build Habitat for Humanity house

March 17, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

People of all faiths in Southwest Florida reached across denominational lines in order to raise the walls on a new Habitat for Humanity house in Lehigh Acres on March 10. The effort is part of "Building on Faith an Interfaith Initiative" designed to bring together people in the community to work toward the goal of providing a decent, affordable home to people in need so they may build a better life for their family. Members of various churches raised the $50,000 home sponsorship amount and will build the Habitat house over the course of the next several weeks.

To watch a video on the project, visit the "Group Support" tab on Habitat's website at Donations to the initiative can be made online as well. For information on volunteering on the build site, email

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to follow God's lead and partner with the community to provide decent, affordable homes for people in need so they may build better lives for their families.

It is one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the country, and it has provided more than 1,200 families in Lee and Hendry counties the opportunity to own their own home. Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, homes are sold to the homeowners at no profit with an interest-free mortgage, making homeownership an affordable reality.

For further information call (239) 652-0434 or visit



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