YOU AND YOUR CONGREGATION are invited to join the Mighty Methodist Coalition as we plan for our 2018 Habitat for Humanity build. The Coalition comprises some 20+ congregations who fund and share construction days to build a home for a qualifying family.
Builds generally last 24 weeks (correction for previous post), with 20 or so volunteers on each Saturday morning. Most church groups select 3 or 4 build days to work and send between 3 and 8 volunteers. The minimum age to be on a worksite is 16 and volunteers must be 18 years old to work on scaffolds or to operate power tools.
Most Coalition member churches pledge between $500 and $5000 for a build. The total cost to build a house is currently $120,000, and the Mighty Methodist Coalition has pledged to fund 3/4 of the 2018 house. The proportion of the total cost determines the number of build days allocated to the Coalition.
Some congregations include a contribution to Habitat in their budget; other churches do a fundraising campaign. Some churches promote the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, which allows a full credit of up to $800 for a joint return ($400 for an individual return).