Habitat for Humanity-Lake County has been an active mission ministry for the past eight years. Our volunteers work at Waukegan work sites one Saturday a month from June through November. Our schedule is the third Saturday of each month.
We recently rejoiced with two Habitat families who have now moved into newly completed homes. They will continue to be supported by Habitat as they enjoy their new homes.
Our group leaves from church at 7 am to go to the work site, stopping along the way for coffee and donuts. New sites have been obtained in Waukegan and Zion, where new construction and gut rehab will be done. Habitat has initiated a new program, "Brush with Kindness" which is designed for exterior maintenance to enhance curb appeal in blighted neighborhoods.
This is a powerful way to give a hand up and a new start to people in need of housing.
To volunteer contact, Jill Reid (847-256-5259, email@example.com) or sign up on the bulletin board in fellowship hall at church.
Careful recipient screening is conducted by the Habitat organization to ensure that the prospective homeowner is able to pay the mortgage and participate in the "sweat equity" requirements. Those who qualify and can benefit from this opportunity have a chance to break the poverty cycle. Various opportunities exist to participate in this ministry from volunteering your time at the work site to donating money or goods and services. Those 16 years of age and older are eligible to be at the actual work site. No prior experience is necessary as there are many jobs to be done and instruction is available. Youth between the ages of 12-18 can find a copy of the needed permission slip on the Youth Ministry page - see link below.