Join us for our annual (and amazing) community event - Help Build Hope. We will build walls for an entire Habitat for Humanity House in one day (actually just a few hours).
We'll provide all the hammers and nails so you only need to bring yourself, and perhaps your family and a friend or two.
All ages and skill levels are welcome!
Children are welcome to work with their families. And childcare will also be provided.
Stay tuned for 2024
We are planning our Help Build Hope day for 2024. We will update this page once we have the details.
Who is leading this project?
Help Build Hope events are organized and ran by Crossroads Missions (crossroadsmissions.com). Since 1999, Help Build Hope events have produced over 1,000 homes for families in need. Crossroads Missions partners with churches and local Habitat for Humanity organizations. They receive building plans from Habitat for Humanity, break them down into smaller plans, wall by wall, and then lead teams of volunteers to assemble each wall. Crossroads Missions will provide all the tools and a Director on the day of the build to guide our teams. The church needs to only provide volunteers.
Where is this house going?
The house we build this summer will go to a family in need. The Habitat for Humanity chapter has been fully cooperative and eager to work with us in getting families into homes! We hope to work closer with Willamette West Habitat and Portland/Metro Habitat in the future.
How much the event cost?
The event costs nothing to participate! The church covers the cost of all the lumber, transportation, and administration through our Christmas Eve offering, fundraisers, and donations. There is no cost to participate! We just want you to come out and hammer some walls together! If you would like to donate, you can do so on our giving page.
Do I have to be a Christian to participate?
Absolutely not. Everyone is welcome! We believe that providing affordable housing is an expression of our Christian faith, but that work is not reserved for people who consider themselves Christians! Everyone is welcome. There won't be any bait-and-switch worship services or sermons. We're not trying to proselytize, we just want to build a house for a family in need!
How old do children have to be to participate?
It is entirely up to parents/guardians if their children are able to help on the build day. All of the lumber will be precut, and there will be no power tools used--only hammer and nails.
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable clothes, work gloves, sunscreen, and friends! Please leave your tools at home. We will provide all the hammers, nails, levels, and markers.
Where do I sign up?
Right here, click register and you'll visit the Crossroads Mission sign-up form - and we'll see you on Build Day! Remember to invite your friends and neighbors!
Send us an email to the church office, and we'll do our best to get all your questions answered! Thank you for changing lives with us!