2019 Pope Francis Build

2019 Pope Francis Build

About This Campaign

SHERWANDA JONES FAMILY

Sherwanda Jones is a Birmingham native and graduate of Woodlawn High School. She is the proud mom of daughter Darrelle Baldwin, age 1, who loves attending Eastlake Church of God Preschool.

For the past four years Sherwanda has enjoyed a healthcare career as a CNA at Northway Health and Rehab. After closing on her home, Sherwanda hopes to continue her nursing education and become a nurse practitioner.

When asked what owning a home means to her she explained that it will be a dream come true and is the perfect blessing for her daughter. Sherwanda thanks the volunteers and sponsors for helping her provide a stable, safe environment for her family.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 12 71st Street North
  • Birmingham, AL 35206
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Mar 09, 2019 08:00 am to
  • May 02, 2019 03:00 pm
Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham

Campaign to Support Habitat for Humanity Greater Birmingham

HabitatBirmingham builds and repairs homes in partnership with low-to-moderate incomefamilies to support affordable housing and disaster recovery needs inJefferson, Shelby, Walker, and St. Clair counties.


 Houses are not givenaway;

 Zero percent financingis offered to qualified families for new and repaired homes;

 Applicants qualifybased on three criteria: (1) need for quality, affordable housing; (2)  willingness to partner with HabitatBirmingham (minimum 300 “sweat equity” hours and 10 hours of home ownershipeducation workshops); and, (3) ability to repay a no interest mortgage;

 $85,000 is the averagecost of new house construction (including land);

 $500 is the averagemonthly mortgage payment (varies based on house size, taxes, etc.);

 Families are required,and the general public is welcome, to attend education and repair workshopsinstructed by volunteers with expertise in financial planning, insurance, etc.;

 Ranks in top 15 out ofmore than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the US by Habitat for Humanity International;

 Recognized as top 15home builders in the Birmingham area by the Birmingham Business Journal (rankedby number of building permits).

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This is new house construction sponsored by Pope Francis House Build.

The Pope Francis House Build is a house building initiative funded and built by local catholic churches, schools, and organizations. 2019 marks the fifth year catholic groups will join together to build a house in partnership with a family in need of quality, affordable housing.

Construction Days:
Volunteers participate in house construction Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm.  Volunteers must be 14 years old or older to be on the construction site. 

No prior construction experience is necessary. Habitat Construction Site Supervisors lead and instruct volunteers. 

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 hat, water bottle.

What to Wear:
Clothing must be appropriate for construction activities. 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.