2018 Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

2018 Habitat for Humanity Faith Build

About This Campaign

Habitat for Humanity’s ministry offers a unique opportunity for people to experience their faith in action and to see the hands of God at work outside the four walls of a worship space.

A Faith Build is an opportunity for Habitat and Faith based communities to partner together to build a home for a local family through prayer, volunteerism, and financial support. It is our firm belief that every faith can be put into action.

All of the up front costs to pay for the construction of the Faith Build home will come from the local faith community. Our Lead Faith Partner for this home is Thrivent Financial who is generously providing a matching grant in the amount of  $65,000 which is half the cost of a Habitat home.  All other faith based organizations who financially contribute to this home will have their donations matched dollar-for-dollar by Thrivent Financial.  Our Contributing Faith Partners to date include the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Celebration Church, Central Church, Knights of Columbus No 7498, Resurrection Catholic Parish and St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Liz and her children (pictured above) will be the family to purchase this Faith Build home. They attend St. Mark Lutheran Church in De Pere.  Her home will be the third home of five homes that will be built on Western Avenue on Green Bay's west side. Liz shares the following about what brought her and her family to apply for Habitat's Homeownership Program:

"My name is Elizabeth. I am a single mother of two - Jordaan who is 15 and Yasmine who just turned 13. What brought us to Habitat? I guess you can sit it was more like "who" brought us to Habitat? It was almost 8 years ago as of today that someone who loved to volunteer at Habitat filled me in on the requirements and date of an application meeting. I attended a meeting and unfortunately did not qualify because I did not make enough money. A few years later I ran into that "who" again and decided to try again. And, guess what?! This time we made it!

And I say, "we" because my kids have been my rock and foundation to keep me going on this long process. I have had a health scare and we have moved three times over the years due to apartment issues with bugs, mold, noise or inadequate space. Through it all the kids and I have been turning the negatives into positive. We've kept pushing forward.  And push can otherwise be known as PRAY until something happens. 

We are looking forward to doing this as a family. We are excited to be surrounded by other great Habitat families where our home will be built too. It means a lot to us that we all have similar situations and believe in healthy living and a safe environment for our children. As a family my children and I are looking forward to our first backyard! Their whole lives they've never had a backyard to play in. It's always been a strip of grass in our apartment complex or parking lot which came with it's own danger. The kids can't wait to have their own bedrooms that they can pain and decorate too. A home where they can go to sleep peacefully without the constant stress of apartment living. 

In closing, and with God's grace, I know that all things are possible. We choose to let our faith be bigger than our fear."

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 1264 Western Avenue
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 54303, USA

Lead Faith Partner

  • Thrivent Financial

Contributing Faith Partners

  • Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay
  • Celebration Church
  • Central Church
  • Knights of Columbus No 7498
  • Resurrection Catholic Parish
  • St. Paul's United Methodist
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Campaign to Support Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Volunteer Participant Hours Pledged
Gerald Norz
Gerald Norz
2
Thomas Matuszewski
Thomas Matuszewski
15.5
Roxy De Cleene
Roxy De Cleene
15.5
Jim Maenner
Jim Maenner
7.75
Alina Redko
Alina Redko
15.5
Thomas Monteverde
Thomas Monteverde
7.75
Kristina Spielbauer
Kristina Spielbauer
1
Corday Goddard
Corday Goddard
1
Matthew Kaczmarek
Matthew Kaczmarek
7.75
William Adkins
William Adkins
7.75
Jordon Campbell
Jordon Campbell
15.5
Matthew Prichard-Jensen
Matthew Prichard-Jensen
15.5
Brad Jensen
Brad Jensen
7.75
Mark Spielbauer
Mark Spielbauer
15.5
Jon Verstegen
Jon Verstegen
7.75
Hannah Warner
Hannah Warner
7.75
Jennifer Warner
Jennifer Warner
7.75
Brian Berry
Brian Berry
7.75
Andrew Ryczek
Andrew Ryczek
7.75
corey reyment
corey reyment
7.75
Austin Berry
Austin Berry
7.75
Chris Thetreau
Chris Thetreau
7.75
Jennifer Maier
Jennifer Maier
7.75
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