The foundation of Habitat for Humanity International was built on the faith community. Millard and Linda Fuller, surrounded by hardships and inequality, believed that poverty, slums or injustice was not acceptable for any living being. With their deep-rooted faith, the Fullers recognized their calling to correct these issues and took powerful action. Now, nearly 40 years later, churches, congregations, mosques, temples and people of all faiths still come together to create a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

How can faith communities become part of Loudoun Habitat’s mission?

Prayer

This is one of the most important ways you can help. Without the continuing prayers of millions of people around the world, Habitat’s work could not be done.

Provide financial support

Faith based partners have raised funds to build all or part of a house. The Matthew 25 Project was our first collaborative effort with several faith communities to provide the funding and volunteers to build a house in the Erin Peterson neighborhood. Include Habitat in your mission work through donations or special collections, raise funds to build all or part of a house.

The Matthew 25 Build served as the first Loudoun Habitat faith build organized for the construction of a home located in the Erin Peterson subdivision in St. Louis, VA. It was fitting that this quote from the Bible served as the guiding principal for a project that joined together diverse faith communities in Loudoun County working for a common goal – to build a house for a family in need. The program was successful in bringing together faith communities to provide fundraising, send volunteer construction crews, and spread the word about Loudoun Habitat.

 

Sponsor A Faith Build

Loudoun Habitat celebrates its partnerships with faith communities through our Faith Builds.  These builds are a coalition of faith communities in Loudoun County coming together to build a home for a partner family.  This work recalls the faith of Jesus and brings congregations together to raise the funds, hammers and prayers necessary to build a house.

Fed By Faith

Volunteers participate in the Fed by Faith program

Volunteers participate in the Fed by Faith program

When a house is under construction it means a lot of volunteers putting in a full day of hard work. The Fed by Faith program provides these volunteers with a meal at the build site. Most faith groups involved in the Fed By Faith program select the same Friday or Saturday each month to bring a meal to the site. Food options are open to your group’s creativity with past menus including deli sandwiches, soup and salad, casseroles, tacos and stews. 

Learn more by contacting Community Relations Manager here.