1000 Volunteers expected on Sunday
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1000 Volunteers expected on Sunday

Longview Habitat for Humanity & New Beginnings Baptist Church Partner to “Be the Church”


June 7, 2013 - Longview, TX. --- Longview Habitat for Humanity and New Beginnings Baptist Church has partnered to celebrate the church’s 30th anniversary with an expansive outreach project to residents of South Longview’s Stamper Park neighborhood.

The New Beginnings congregation will be in the neighborhood on Sunday morning performing service projects for the residents, building Habitat homes and hosting a party in the park for area children.  The group’s 1000 volunteers will perform service projects at 32 homes including yard beautification, clean up, power washing, painting and fence repairs.  Volunteers will work at two Habitat construction sites.  The church is hosting a block party from 9:30-11:30 which includes food, crafts, games, bounce houses and a Bible lesson for the neighborhood children.   Sparky the Fire Dog and Longview Fire department will be on hand with a hospitality tent, fire safety information and fire truck displays.

“We are delighted to partner with New Beginnings in their anniversary celebration.” Said, Longview Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, La Juan Hollis. “This area has a high percentage of single parent and elderly households. It can sometimes be very difficult to perform home maintenance because the homeowner may not have the necessary tools or is physically not capable of completing the work. Everyone that we spoke with is incredibly grateful that the church has reached out to help beautify the neighborhood. “She said. 

Habitat has focused its construction, repair and Brush with Kindness programs in the Stamper Park area for several years and developed close ties with the neighborhood.  The organization contacted residents that needed a little extra help to identify the service projects for the event.  The church is also working Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Habitat construction sites. New Beginnings will join Habitat to dedicate the Calico family home on Sunday. A group of volunteers will also work to  clear property that Habitat recently purchased for 2014 construction.

Longview Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit agency dedicated to eradicating housing poverty in Longview.  The organization partners with low income families to provide a hand up and out of poverty through volunteer home construction and a low down payment, zero interest mortgage.  Founded in 1985, the organization celebrated the construction of its 80th home in 2012 and plans to partner with four families to construct homes this year.  To learn more, to volunteer, or to donate visit www.longviewhabitat.org  or call 903-236-0900.

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