Frank Thaggard, of Pyramid Construction, along with many other local churches and businesses are donating labor and supplies to help build the Kelley family home for Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland’s 2018 Faith Blitz Build initiative.
Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Blitz Build involves churches and businesses in the community coming together to build a Habitat for Humanity home. Together they raise the funds to build a Habitat home—$75,000 and provide the labor and prayer support to build a home in partnership with a local family.
“It's a beautiful thing to see Pyramid Construction along with local churches from our community come together with Habitat to physically put God's love in to action by building a home in our community,” said LaManda Bowers, Volunteer Manager at Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland. “There's no greater feeling than to be a part of something that changes a family's future for generations to come.”
Faith Blitz 2018 is solely dedicated to helping the Kelley Family build their home. Felecia Kelley is a single mother who lives in Cleveland with her two sons. Felicia and her kids have been living with her grandmother, Mary, for several years now in a very overcrowded home. She first heard about Habitat for Humanity in 2009 when she helped her cousin complete sweat equity hours to build her home. She looks forward to having her own home, and believes that the homeownership program is not a hand out but is something you have to work for. “This home will be a stable place for my boys to grow up in and call home,” said Kelley.
“Any church or business can get involved in this incredible home building initiative. There are different ways to partner with Faith Blitz. There are sponsorship opportunities, you can volunteer your time, lead a team of up to 10 people to come and build on-site, or provide a meal for volunteers,” said Bowers. “We all have the power to give a hand up for hope in our own unique way.”
Habitat and Pyramid Construction encourage all groups to volunteer— no experience is necessary to volunteer, and all faith groups are welcome. You will be taught everything you need to know on the build site, and there are a variety of tasks both indoors and outdoors that require all levels of skill and ability.
Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build and repair homes, communities and hope.