Central Indiana United Methodists are coming together for the Second Annual United Methodist Church Home Build with Habitat for Humanity. United Methodists have long partnered with Habitat and were strong supporters of the first Indianapolis Habitat home built in 1987.

The goal for the participating Central Indiana United Methodist churches is to unite enough support and volunteers to fully fund and build a home for The Ghebremedhin/Wurota Family, refugees from Ethiopia. The build, located at 849 River Avenue in Indianapolis, will begin on Oct. 12 and end Nov. 20 with a dedication on Dec. 4.

To date, 85 percent of the $70,000 building goal has been raised. However, United Methodist Habitat volunteer builders still need funds and other support, according to Ted Mosey, development consultant for Habitat. The support and contributions of members and their congregation are needed. Organizers ask United Methodist for prayful consideration of this project with Habitat for Humanity and fellow United Methodist congregations.The construction of a house brings together large and small pieces to make a home.

Planners say they need as much participation from United Methodists congregations as they can to ensure a complete project. So far, 20 congregations are committed to this ministry outreach.

Donations can be mailed to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis, Attn: UMC Build, 1011 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202. Or online donations can be made at: www.indyhabitat.org/donate. For more information about the project, contact Stephen Craig at 317-921-2121 Ext. 121 or scraig@indyhabitat.org.

If you wish to volunteer as an individual to work on this build, please contact Beth Butcher at 317-921-2121 ext. 101 or e-mail bbutcher@indyhabitat.org


A Habitat for Humanity photo

Pictured here is a typical Habitat for Humanity house for this area of the country.