July: Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers.  Habitat eliminates vacant lots and abandoned homes in the blighted areas of North and South Omaha while improving the overall appearance of our community.  Habitat Omaha Partner Families are required to complete up to 350 hours of Sweat Equity before purchasing their homes through 25 or 30 year no-interest mortgages. Since 1984, Habitat Omaha has partnered with more than 1350 families in our community to help address their housing issues through home ownership, repairs and community building activities.

The Faithful Builders group, of which St. Wenceslaus is part of, is building a new home at 2016 N 63rd Street.

 HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Habitat is about more than swinging a hammer.  We rely on the dedication and generosity of our wonderful volunteers to further our mission.  In order to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with local families, we have a diverse set of opportunities available for volunteers from all walks of life.  They are in need of volunteers to help with the build and in need of funds to buy the material to build the house.  You may use your July’s Charity of the Month envelope to help them with funds to build this home.  Omaha’s two Habitat ReStore outlets are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new & gently-used furniture, home accessories, building materials, & appliances at up to 70% off the retail price.  Habitat ReStore sells these items to the general public with proceeds benefiting the construction of new and renovated Habitat homes in our area.

In 2016, Omaha’s Habitat ReStore outlets generated enough revenue to build or renovate nearly four Habitat homes in our community.

To sign up to volunteer your talent, please visit

http://habitatomaha.org  and click the volunteer today button, use the code FB (Faithful Builder’s) and it will open with a schedule.  You can also contact Ed Thiele at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . or  402-680-4196.

 Our community thanks you and appreciates you!

 The Human Needs Committee