Our Saviour’s helps to support Habitat for Humanity as this organization builds safe, secure, and affordable homes in our community. Habitat’s mission is putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. We assist Habitat in this mission by volunteering to: 1) help with home construction, 2) serve lunch to construction volunteers, 3) sell goods at Habitat’s ReStore, 4) provide leadership on youth projects, 5) help with fundraising for future faith-build homes, and 6) join volunteer efforts to help families in other countries through Habitat’s Global Village.
Many of these volunteer activities are shared efforts with the three other ELCA Lutheran churches in Ft. Collins, along with two partner churches, in the formation of FOCOLU-Habitat Faith Builders. Through our FOCOLU partnership, OSLC volunteers can help build Habitat homes one day each month for about 10 months of the year.
Thank You from the FOCOLU-Habitat Birdhouse Project
The FOCOLU-Habitat Birdhouse Project team hopes that you enjoyed seeing the variety of new, affordable homes for our avian and flying mammalian friends. Seven volunteer builders created 28 birdhouses and 27 were sold over a weekend, raising $1,335 to go towards the building of Stephen and Ashlen’s home. The FOCOLU-Habitat team is truly grateful for everyone’s generosity in helping to make Habitat’s 2022 Faith Build home a reality. Thank you for your support!
Just a quick note to thank you for your support of FOCOLU-Habitat Build Days for 2022. The homes we are helping to build are only affordable because of the extensive work being done by volunteers such as you. Once we know when our 2023 build days will be, we hope you will continue to help OSLC’s efforts by volunteering to serve. Next year Habitat will be expanding the number of build day volunteers FOCOLU can recruit from 7 to 10, meaning that each partner church will be stepping-up their recruiting efforts. Therefore, we hope to have a few more volunteers from Our Saviour’s to help build six or more homes next year. Please come and join in the fun and feel the satisfaction derived from building affordable homes in our community. I have attached a few photos from last Saturday, which was our last build day for this year.
Finally, OSLC is continuing to help with the building of a home for Stephen and Ashlen (see attached photo), Habitat’s Faith Build partners with OSLC for 2022. Stephen and Ashlen are the couple in the foreground of the group photos, and you can hear their story at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrTCq9GIoss. Thanks again for all that you do!
To learn more about Habitat, or to volunteer in making a difference in our community, please email Jerry Freier (email@example.com).