Habitat for Humanity and Faith Partners to Gather for Annual Breakfast
11/06/2019 Release from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville:
Charlottesville, VA - More than 50 representatives from 25 faith communities will attend the annual Building on Faith Breakfast, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. The event is part of Habitat’s Building on Faith Initiative, which brings together people from various faith traditions to create relationships, learn, and build in partnership with Habitat. At the annual breakfast, Habitat will thank its faith community volunteers, share the impact of their work with Habitat, and inform them about Habitat’s plans for 2020 and beyond.
This year’s breakfast is hosted by Church of the Incarnation. Members from the Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and Baha’i faith communities are expected to attend. Speakers will include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville President & CEO Dan Rosensweig; Lady Wendy Cooper of Pilgrim Baptist Church; Marilu Thomas, Associate Rector of Christ Episcopal Church; and Habitat Pathways to Housing program participant Sharon Ross.
“Since we opened our doors, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville has been supported by local faith communities seeking to make an impact in the community. The Building on Faith Breakfast provides an opportunity to say thank you and to share with our partners about how we can continue to work together to build a stronger and more equitable community,” says Garrett Trent, Associate Director of Community Partnerships for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville brings people together to build and rebuild homes and communities while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent affordable housing. Our work has evolved from building one house at a time to developing vibrant, sustainable, mixed-income communities, where hardworking local families can achieve their dreams of homeownership. Since our founding in 1991, we have built more than 200 new homes and safely housed 2,000 neighbors, thanks to the commitment and dedication of our thousands of volunteers and supporters.