October 21, 2010

Habitat Completes First Inter-Faith House

GAITHERSBURG, MD (October 20, 2010) - On October 23rd, supporters, volunteers and staff of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Maryland (HFH-MC) will gather at the future home of the Woldegiorgis family to honor the hard work, generous financial contributions, and community support that made the rehabilitation of this home possible.

The newly rehabilitated home is the first completed as part of Phase II of the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, through which HFH-MC purchases and rehabilitates vacant, foreclosed homes in Montgomery County. This home was also HFH-MC $B!G (Bs first ever Inter-Faith house. As an inter-faith project, financial support and volunteers were drawn from congregations across Montgomery County.

This particular home was a result of a collaboration between the following congregations: Bethesda United Methodist Church, Church of the Resurrection, Colesville Presbyterian Church, Darnestown Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church of Wheaton, Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, the Inter-Faith Chapel of Silver Spring, Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, the Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish, St. Camillus Church, St. Dunstan $B!G (Bs Episcopal Church, St. Francis Episcopal Church, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Peter $B!G (Bs Episcopal Church, St. Rose of Lima Parish, and Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. The Silver Spring United Methodist Cooperative Parish sponsored the house, donating over $5,000 to building costs.

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