CPC & Habitat - Coming May 12
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer day for CPC - May 20. Please mark your calendars now and go on the Habitat Forsyth volunteer website to register to spend a terrific Saturday with your CPC family building or renovating a house for a needy family. Habitat for Humanity is an international organization that helps provide safe and decent housing for families. Our own Bob Geyer was one of the first dozen people that started Habitat in Americus, Georgia in the 1970’s. Now almost 10 million habitat homes have been built, mostly by volunteers, around the world. Habitat Forsyth has built 385 homes since 1985. Families must provide “sweat equity” by working on their own or another Habitat House. Families may then purchase the house with a no interest loan by participating in home ownership classes.
What will we be doing? Painting, hammering, tearing out, caulking, raking, roofing, flooring? Over the years we have done all these things and more. It is surprising how much construction is really simple, or can be really simple. If you are not comfortable on the roof, stay on the ground. If you don't want to saw, there will be stuff to hammer, or move or paint or something. No one is ever asked to do anything they are uncomfortable doing. We really won’t know what we will be doing until the time we arrive because of the work completed by the volunteers the days and weeks before us. Whatever they have not finished doing will be our first tasks. Habitat provides all the tools you need, but has some suggestions on the volunteer website where you have to go to register. If you have questions, please contact Bill Hoyle or Kyle Shoffner. Please register before May 1 so Habitat won’t give our unfilled slots to someone else.
Welcome to a new way for the Clemmons Presbyterian Church Mission committee to report and inform our church family (and anyone else who links in) about our mission outreach. This blog has various parts representing our various ministries and begins with what we hope will be regular updates on our refugee families.