St. Luke's United Methodist Church


4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
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Habitat for Humanity Build Day

October 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity builds strength, security and self-reliance through homeownership. Join a team on the next St. Luke’s Build Day to help build and revitalize homes in East Winter Garden.

It’s an exciting time for West Orange Habitat for Humanity as they have just completed four homes and are beginning the next set of three homes in East Winter Garden. Families have been selected for these homes and are anxious to work alongside you, our volunteers, to build their own home and homes of others. Families qualify for Habitat by demonstrating a housing need (affordability, substandard conditions, overcrowding), their willingness to partner with us by investing 200 hours of sweat equity, attending financial education classes, saving for a down payment, and repaying a no-interest mortgage to Habitat once they close on their home.

We’re looking for Volunteers to come out and help with painting, wall building, wrapping, drywall, landscaping, caulking, cabinet/flooring installation, roofing work or other construction activities. Your service to building homes means transforming a blighted neighborhood into a thriving neighborhood and promoting the legacy of homeownership for these families for generations to come.

Come out and spend a Saturday giving back with Habitat for Humanity!



Next Build Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023

Arrival Time: 8:45 a.m.

Build Time: 9:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m.

Location: 748 Bethune Ave., Winter Garden, FL 34787

Build days are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. but may end early, and you are welcome to leave whenever your other Saturday commitments require.

Volunteers must be 17 or older and be willing to sign and bring a volunteer waiver.

All tools and instructions are provided. No construction experience is necessary — you may even pick up a new skill or two while you partner with other St. Lukers to make a difference for families in our community.

After the October workday, our next workday will be December 9. Link coming soon!




We have worked primarily on the rear two houses but take a look at this picture from West Orange Habitat on the progress being made on the front two houses!

Habitat Mentors Needed

Habitat for Humanity is looking for Mentors to walk beside families for 9 months as their new home is being built. Mentors attend training, monthly Family Service Committee meetings and regularly check in with the Habitat family. If you have the gift of Mercy and Wisdom, this serving opportunity may be for you!

Mentorship means people who:  

  • Care about families and who are patient, instructive, compassionate and responsible
  • Can commit to about 9 months to walk with the family
  • Agree to attend one mentor training session, and a monthly zoom meeting with the family services committee meeting to update the committee on their family.

Mentors agree to: (these are just basics, more information is provided)

  • Attend a one-hour training session at their convenience and receive a training manual
  • Attend Family Service committee meeting/Zoom once a month to update on progress
  • Be the family first point of contact for West Orange Habitat following guidelines
  • Not to provide any monetary or in kind gifts to family
  • Regularly connect with the family by phone, in person, text, email for about 9 months
  • Pray for and positively impact the family with joy!
  • Walk the journey with the family to answer questions and ensure they complete:
    200 hours of sweat equity (300 for a married couple)
  • Financial Literacy classes (we host/provide these for families only/no mentors)
  • Saving for a down payment
  • Maintain good credit – again, mentor training is provided for this)

For more information, contact Saniye Kazan at

Habitat ReStore Volunteer Opportunity

Do YOU LOVE RETAIL display and merchandising?


When:   Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Where:  West Orange Habitat ReStore, 13369 W. Colonial Dr., Winter Garden FL, 34787

Learn more and meet others who volunteer and love displays, cleaning, polishing, and pricing new items at the link below!

Learn More About Oliver


Habitat’s annual fundraiser is set for Saturday, October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

They are raising funds to Build our Community, One Home at a Time.

West Orange Habitat for Humanity has been building for more than 30 years to raise and uphold our community, and strengthen and safeguard our neighborhoods. Find out more about Rock the House at

Habitat is in need of VOLUNTEERS to help at this event.

They are looking for both individuals, or groups of volunteers to help on the day of October 21.This is a great one-time event volunteer opportunity for those who are looking to get involved, but can’t currently commit to an on-going volunteer role. Please feel free to share this information and the flyer with your friends, and family.

For more information please reply to or call 407-809-4411 Ext. 102

Habitat Volunteer Waiver

For more information, contact Saniye Kazan at

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