Earle Street Baptist Church is privileged to partner with Habitat for Humanity, a faith-based organization, dedicated to providing a “hands-up” for individual families willing to prepare for and build an affordable home. Since its Greenville beginning in 1985 through 2018, Habitat has helped 359 families realize their dream. Ten new homes are scheduled to be built in 2019. Earle Street has partnered with many of these families, participating with other churches in an annual “Faith Build” to provide the financial resources and volunteers for the build.
In 2019 churches partnered with the Davis Family to build their home at 421 E. Fairview Ave., Greer, SC. The build started with a ceremonial “wall raising” on Thursday, April 25 with a scheduled completion date of July 20 – a total of 21 scheduled project days. On project day 7 (May 9) Earle Street provided fourteen (14) volunteers and the WMU provided lunch. It was a great time of fellowship and accomplishment.
2020 will provide another opportunity for Earle Street to participate in the Faith Build. A build schedule (provided in the Spring of 2020) will outline the project days, tasks to be completed and the minimum and maximum number of volunteers needed to perform the tasks. Volunteers from participating churches will be permitted to work on any workday if needed to meet the maximum number of volunteers. Ed Hogan, the ESBC Habitat Liaison will coordinate volunteers for the ESBC workdays and will work with the Habitat Volunteer Coordinator to schedule volunteers on other workdays. If you are interested may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.