Habitat for Humanity Ministry works to give a hand-up (not a hand-out) to a hardworking family in need of a decent, affordable home by providing the sponsorship, funds, and volunteers to actually help a family build their new home. The family purchases the home for a fair price secured by a no interest, no profit mortgage. This Ministry raises funds for the construction cost of a Habitat House, and enlists volunteers for the construction, telephoning, providing snacks/drinks/meals for the construction volunteers, and parish volunteers to pray for the success of the project and safety of the construction volunteers. Everyone can play a role and can view with pride the progress of the house being built, and then see the finished home and a very happy family. The family is selected by Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio after a rigorous process which helps ensure that the family will be able to afford the mortgage and upkeep of the home. Volunteer opportunity activities range from a few minutes to a day or more at the construction site.
Contacts: E. Jack and Gladys Baker at (210) 614-4520.