Monday, March 31, 2008

Habitat House Frame Built by Coalition of Churches in Partnership with Crossroads Mission at Heritage Park

Over the weekend a coalition of Henry County churches joined forces with the CrossRoads Missions organization of Louisville, Kentucky to frame the walls of two homes for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity and the Millard Fuller Center. Volunteers gathered at Heritage Park early Saturday morning for a short worship service and building instructions prior to embarking on a full day of building that culminated in fully assembled wall structures for both homes. The CrossRoads Missions group was invited to Henry County by McDonough Christian Church and Bethany Baptist Church as an outreach mission on the part of those organizations. Volunteers from those churches worked alongside church members from Timberidge Presbyterian, McDonough First Baptist, and Locust Grove Baptist churches for a fun-filled day of hammering, sawing and heavy lifting.

The Habitat home was assembled on site and left to stand in the parking lot at Heritage Park so that those who attended Saturday evening’s Men of God dinner featuring Lee Haney could visit the home and learn about Habitat and its mission of affordable housing. Volunteers returned on Sunday to disassemble the home and move it by truck to a storage facility donated by Zack’s Mini Storage where it will remain until development at the build site in Hampton has been completed and construction begins.

CrossRoads Missions works extensively with churches supporting missions such as Habitat for Humanity throughout the country. They are involved in multiple areas of ministry including: construction, medical missions, education, discipleship, evangelism, worship, and disaster relief.

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ministry devoted to the elimination of poverty housing in Henry, Clayton and Fayette counties. The organization provides affordable housing to deserving families who qualify for the Habitat program under a number of financial and employment criteria.

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