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Habitat Collier Faith Relations

Another season is starting and we want to make sure you leave room on your calendar to participate in our Faith Relations meetings. Three meetings are scheduled for this year. They will all be on Tuesday at 10 AM at Habitat’s office, 11145 Tamiami Trail East. Please save these dates and times:

Faith Relations Meetings 2018/2019

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 10 AM
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10 AM
  • Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 10 AM

So much has happened since our last meeting! 96 families in Collier County built and purchased an affordable home thanks to your helping hand. Additionally, your support provided repair services to more than 300 homes damaged during Hurricane Irma, some that were not even Habitat homes.

Our first Clergy Build Day took place on September 8. This day came together thanks to thoughtful input from members of the clergy who wanted to give back to the community in a different way than they do on a daily basis. They spent the morning building alongside a newly approved family, Perfecta and Roberta Sanchez and their children. The Sanchez family is so grateful to all who are helping build their forever home.

After building, the clergy took a mini Habi-tour. They saw first- hand the untenable conditions that applicant families live in when they come to Habitat desperate to find an affordable place to live. We ended with a tour of Legacy Lakes where we were invited into Tara and Hallie Baker’s home, built in partnership with Trinity-By-The-Cove. Liset Solis, whose home was built in partnership with Moorings Presbyterian Church, told the group how she and her three children are so thankful to be settled in a home of their own.

Another great idea that was suggested when we met with clergy planning our build day was to offer a link on Hab