a letter from our executive director
Lately it seems like the news is focused on what divides us, but in this newsletter, I wanted to call your attention to what Alachua Habitat for Humanity does so well - building community by bringing together diverse groups of people who want to serve. While all of our homeownership projects embrace that ideal, one of the most powerful ways to experience it is through our local annual Interfaith builds. Building together, praying together, sweating together, eating lunch together - these are ways we break down barriers and connect with one another.
I am happy to announce that construction on the 2018-2019 Interfaith house is scheduled to begin this month for Ada's & Ricky's house in southeast Gainesville. I invite you to join us over the next several months as we construct Alachua Habitatís 7th Interfaith Habitat house. We invite you to join us and work alongside people youíve never met before, whose faith you may not understand, whose beliefs may be different from your own. What you'll find at our build sites is that we are all members of the same community, working towards the same purpose, serving the same God, who want to honor each other as equals.
With the start of the 2018-2019 Interfaith build, as with all Habitat houses, there are opportunities to volunteer, to provide lunches for build sites, or to make a financial contribution. It takes all of us, working together towards the greater good, to help our neighbors in need of affordable housing gain strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We look forward to building with you.
Scott Winzeler, Executive Director