Faith Build, a Habitat for Humanity project
Hopedale is putting together crews of workers to participate in the 2017-18 Faith Build, a Habitat for Humanity project. Oxford area churches are joining together with Miami students and other community organizations to fund and build the ninth and tenth Habitat houses in the development of Reckford Woods, on Carter Circle (near US 27 west of Oxford). The home-buyer family contributes over 500 hours of “sweat equity” in the building of the house.
Oxford Presbyterian Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Mary Catholic Church, Oxford United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Hopedale have all banded together for this venture.
Our bit: on each of our three scheduled workdays, five Hopedale members and/or friends will work on the house site with ten Miami students and five Habitat workers. We will also provide a lunch for the 20 worker/volunteers on those days. You don’t have to be a skilled house builder to participate! No experience is necessary, and all tools, equipment, and supervision are provided. The Habitat workers provide the expertise and the Miami students provide the oomph!
People 16 and older can work on the house and those who are younger can help with making and serving lunch. You can contribute in many ways: work on the house, prepare lunch for the volunteers, make individual contributions, and support fundraisers for Habitat.
Brrr! Our first 2017 Habitat work day was bitterly cold!
Due to the VERY COLD weather this winter, our work days in February and March are canceled. We will resume in the spring. Watch this page for April and May dates and times!
Oxford Community Choice Pantry
We encourage Hopedale members and friends to volunteer as shopping assistants for our friends and neighbors at the Oxford Community Choice Pantry (OCCP), 400 W. Withrow St., Oxford, Ohio. OCCP serves approximately 300 households in the Talawanda School District. You can find out more at http://www.oxchoicepantry.org/ or by calling 513-523-3851. The “support” page on their website features many ways you can help OCCP!
Community Meal Center
We ask Hopedale members and friends to help serve and assist our neighbors and friends at the Community Meal Center at the Presbyterian Church of Hamilton, 23 South Front St. in Hamilton, Ohio, on the first Friday of every month, from 5:00 to 7:30 PM. If you would like to know more about the Meal Center or would like to carpool from Oxford, please call Liz Woedl at 513-280-1044.