Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
A number of St. Bede parishioners are involved with San Gabriel Habitat for Humanity(SGVHFH). This is a service ministry that provides affordable home-ownership in partnership with God and all people to develop caring cooperative communities in which God's people in need can live and grow. Habitat For Humanity constructs affordable homes for first-time homebuyers (low income) primarily thorough volunteers, donated services and materials, and cash donations. They also provide mentoring and support for new homebuyers.
SGVHFH provides a wonderful opportunity to work with fellow parishioners, other churches and places of worship, and people in the community to help families who could not otherwise afford a home of their own become homeowners.
Plans are being prepared for the Desiderio Project, a nine unit bungalow courtyard below the Colorado Street bridge in Pasadena. More than $1 million dollars is needed to implement this project. Donated building materials and professional services are also welcome. Construction will start in 2014. Please contact Habitat at 626-387-6899 if you can provide monies, materials, and/or services.
Brush with Kindness (BWK)
Habitat for Humanity?s BWK program is a locally-operated service for low-income homeowners struggling to maintain the exterior of their homes. Municipalities and corporate partners fund BWK projects, and applications are accepted when funding is available. Volunteers are needed to paint and landscape and do other exterior maintenance. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 626.387.6899 x 17 or firstname.lastname@example.org for current opportunities.
Habitat now runs two ReStores which are open Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. You may donate new or used building materials that you no longer need. You may call 626.792.3838 (Pasadena) or 626.387.6900 to arrange for pickup of larger items. You are also encouraged to shop at theReStores. Additional information is available at w.sgvhabitat.org/restore
The ReStores are located at 770 N. Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena and at 410 S. Irwindale Avenue in Azusa