Habitat for Humanity
Are you concerned about poverty and substandard housing? Do you want to do something about these significant issues but do not know how you can make a difference? VSMFMC is taking a tangible step by partnering with local churches and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to build a home for a family in need in Culver City beginning in the Spring of 2015. This Habitat for Humanity project is unique in that it is the first time in a long time that Habitat has had an opportunity to build homes from scratch in West Los Angeles. The homes will be built on the 4000 block of Globe Avenue in Culver City. The homes previously on this street were vacated and demolished when the 405 Freeway was expanded. The City of Culver City has selected Habitat for Humanity as the developer of affordable housing on the vacant land.
For those who are not familiar with Habitat for Humanity, it is a non-profit that has been working with faith based organizations since its inception to fulfill Christ’s call to care for the poor by ensuring that people have a decent, sustainable and affordable place to live. Habitat provides a “hand-up not a hand-out”. It provides financial education programs to the families who are selected to live in the homes. The families must contribute “sweat equity” in the form of 200-500 hours of labor while the home is being built. The property is sold to the families at no profit and is financed with affordable, no interest loans.
To hear about the impact Habitat for Humanity has had on families here and abroad, watch this video titled "Habitat: What We Build".
Will you join us? Click here for information on how you can help. If you wish to make a financial contribution, donations can be made by check payable to VSMFMC with the memo "Habitat Build". If you wish to pay by credit card click here.
Instructions for the credit card donation:
1) Click “Donate Now”
2) Type “Venice” in the box that says “Fundraiser Name Search”
3) Click “Continue”
4) Select Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist Church
5) Complete the donation form
Thank you for being a part of our efforts to reach our community for Christ!