By Aaron Adams
What does it mean to help build hope? When you think about it, you can help build hope in a variety of different ways. You can build hope by encouraging someone. You can build hope by being present for someone in their time of need. You can build hope by being generous with finances, time, words, and abilities.
During our mission trip to Western Kentucky in July of 2022 I got to witness one of the ways that you can Help Build Hope. Help Build Hope is a partner organization with CrossRoads Missions. Help Build Hope uses volunteers to construct and frame homes. The cool thing is that it all happens in a parking lot! The walls are then placed on a semi-truck and shipped to a location where Habitat for Humanity or a similar organization can continue the construction. It’s truly, helping to build hope for a family in need of a home.
What impressed me about the Help Build Hope home builds, were how organized they were and truly, how anyone, even without construction experience, could volunteer and help out. This year, Mount Carmel Christian Church will be partnering with Parkside Christian Church, and multiple other area churches, to build two “Help Build Hope” homes in the parking lot of Nagel Middle School. Here’s what’s really cool, both homes already have a destination picked out. They’ll be taken from Nagel Middle School and constructed right here in the Cincinnati area. Your time and sacrifice will benefit two families right here in our own backyard.
Here’s my ask. If you have the time, specifically on Saturday morning, September 30th, we need your help. Whether you love construction and have experience, or you’ve never done something like this before, but you’re willing to swing a hammer, we need your help to construct the wall frames for these two homes. From individuals all the way to families, we’d love for you to join us and other area churches as we strive to help build hope together.
For more information, and to let us know you’ll be there, please head to our website and register for the Help Build Hope build. We hope to see many of you there!