St Mark's mission statement is "to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to all God's people by word and action." Habitat for Humanity provides us a great opportunity for "action.” Among the poor are hardworking, deserving families unable to buy a simple, decent affordable house. We partner with Habitat for Humanity San Antonio to help those families get a house and help them build an affordable house for themselves and their families at no interest and no profit. This is not a charity or a handout program. It is a hand up, not a hand out. These families are among the most at risk during this pandemic.
On January 29th, we will begin building our 26th parish-sponsored house. Sponsorship includes raising $57,000 and providing workers on Fridays and Saturdays for the 8-week project. We have a very benevolent anonymous donor so no fund raising is needed this year. We also need to provide lunches, snacks and refreshments for our workers. WE ALSO NEED YOUR PRAYERS. The pandemic has magnified the crisis in affordable housing in San Antonio.
In this time during the Covid Pandemic, Habitat for Humanity SA is taking great precautions to keep all workers safe. The number of people on each site has been cut from 25 to 15. Lunch will be served in individual portions at our house. Sanitizing stations are at each house. All workers must wear masks while on site even while working outdoors.
This year we are using Habitat for Humanity San Antonio’s Sign up Genius. Please type in or click on this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49a8ab29a5f94-stmark to get access. You must sign up a minimum of 10 days prior to the day you wish to work. Habitat needs to keep all houses moving at the same rate so other steps might need to be taken if we are short of volunteers. There are two tabs for signing up, one is for providing lunches. Velma Hinojosa remains our Habitat Chef de Cuisine. If you want to be a sous chef, please sign up on that tab.
If you would like to assist in one or more areas, please contact Bill or Kathy Faucher at 210-496-7221; 210-863-7062(cp or text) or bill.faucher@ Gmail.com or StMarkhfh@gmail.com
We hope you will join us in this wonderful ministry! The pandemic has not erased this need, but has made it challenging.
Sign up HERE.