Habitat @ Third

Third Presbyterian Church is challenging faith-based groups and other organizations to help build 18 new homes in the JOSANA1 neighborhood, located in northwest Rochester. This project will be completed in partnership with Flower City Habitat for Humanity.

For each home, Third Church will assist with organizing a coalition of congregations and other organizations. Perhaps more important, Third will commit to fund 25% of the $65,000 needed for a coalition to complete the construction of a safe, decent, and affordable home for a low income family. Coalition members will be responsible for raising the rest of the funds (i.e., approx. $49,000).

How to Help

Construction volunteers arrive at 8:45 a.m. (9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays) and can expect to work until 3:30 or 4 p.m. The first 30-60 minutes is dedicated to training volunteers for the day's tasks. Any skill level can do this work!! Habitat volunteers are male, female, "experienced," senior, youthful (over 16). All are welcome! Volunteers should bring a lunch.

Volunteers Needed

The easiest way to volunteer to work on a Habitat house is by visiting the Flower City Habitat for Humanity website and clicking the green "Volunteer" button. Or go directly to the volunteer registration area and follow the steps to register.

Help Us Build New Coalitions

Do you know of a group or organization outside of Third Church that would be interested in joining one of our sponsored coalitions? If so, please contact Third Presbyterian as indicated below.

1 JOSANA, i.e., the sector served by the Jay Orchard Street Area Neighborhood Association
To be determined by the building group and Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Thomas Gillett, Chair of the Third Presbyterian Habitat Committee
Or Rev. Lynette Sparks, Associate Pastor at Third Presbyterian Church, 271-6537 x 106