St. Luke's United Methodist Church

CALENDAR

4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32819
407.876.4991
Emergency Hotline Info

Search
Menu

St. Luke’s Build Day-West Orange Habitat for Humanity

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 10:00 am in .

 

 

 

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.

Next Build Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Next Build Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021

Time: 9:00 a.m. to approx. 2:00 p.m. (Depending upon work being done, end time may be earlier.)

Location: Location in East Winter Garden (off Colonial Drive) will be confirmed closer to work date. Parking is nearby.

 

St. Luke’s is partnering with West Orange Habitat for Humanity on a new community in East Winter Garden called Criswell Court, where four homes will be built.

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.

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.

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)

To learn more, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org.

For more information, contact Amy Winslow at awinslow@st.lukes.org.


Scroll for
More Content