2018 Episcopal Convocation Build with the Baker Family
A volunteering campaign for Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham.
About This Campaign
Volunteers participate in house construction Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm with a 30 minute lunch break.
No prior construction experience is necessary. Habitat Construction Site Supervisors will be on site leading and instructing volunteers. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old to be on the construction site.
On Site Provisions:
Water, portable toilets, construction materials,hard hats, tools and work supervision are provided;
Lunch, snacks or transportation are not provided.
What to Bring:
Lunch, sunscreen and/or a hat.
What to Wear:
Clothing must be appropriate for construction activities, including temperature appropriate layers and closed-toe shoes. Do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals, large earrings or over-sized clothing.
In the event of inclement weather or other construction questions contact the Construction Site Supervisor directly.
Habitat reserves the right to remove any volunteer from the work site if, in the opinion of a Habitat staff member, the volunteer acts in a manner that creates risk of injury or harm to that volunteer or others.
Location / Venue
- 4829 Avenue R
- Birmingham, AL 35208
- Sep 13, 2018 08:00 am to
- Nov 10, 2018 03:00 pm
Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham
Habitat Birmingham builds and repairs homes in partnership with low-to-moderate income families to support affordable housing and disaster recovery needs in Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, and St. Clair counties.
Houses are not given away;
Zero percent financing is offered to qualified families for new and repaired homes;
Applicants qualify based on three criteria: (1) need for quality, affordable housing; (2) willingness to partner with Habitat Birmingham (minimum 300 “sweat equity” hours and 10 hours of home ownership education workshops); and, (3) ability to repay a no interest mortgage;
$85,000 is the average cost of new house construction (including land);
$500 is the average monthly mortgage payment (varies based on house size, taxes, etc.);
Families are required,and the general public is welcome, to attend education and repair workshops instructed by volunteers with expertise in financial planning, insurance, etc.;
Ranks in top 15 out of more than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the US by Habitat for Humanity International;
Recognized as top 15 home builders in the Birmingham area by the Birmingham Business Journal (ranked by number of building permits).