Homeless to Habitat 2014
A Dream Come True
Family Promise of Cape May County and Habitat forHumanity Cape May County joined forces and celebrated the incredible journey of the Gilbert Family from Homeless to Habitat Homeowner.
In 2010 – Family Promise of Cape May County and its partner congregations helped Dorothy Gilbert and her five children (our 14th family) get back on their feet and find safe, affordable shelter.
In 2014 – Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that the Gilberts had been selected as a Habitat homeowner family, and construction on their new home was completed December, 2014.
How people were a part of the Gilbert's dream of home ownership?
Habitat for Humanity Cape May and Family Promise of Cape May County had a special reception to celebrate the "Blessing Project". Over 200 studs were decorated with blessings, prayers and messages for the Gilbert family. These studs were built into the walls of their house.
Would you like to volunteer and build a Habitat home?
Houses are built by local volunteers and supervised by Habitat construction professionals. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are welcome. Church congregations are also welcome to volunteer as a group.
To sign up for volunteer shifts visit...
The Give a Blessing Project Participating Congregations
CAPE MAY LUTHERAN CHURCH
CAPE MAY UNITED METHODIST CHUR
COLD SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
CREST COMMUNITY CHURCH - WILDWOOD CREST
DENNISVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT - CAPE MAY
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILDWOOD
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CAPE MAY
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE
HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH - OCEAN CITY
HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH - WILDWOOD
MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH - OCEAN VIEW
NORTH WILDWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS - CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE
REVOLVE CHURCH - NORTH CAPE MAY
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - PETERSBURG
Habitat for Humanity Cape May County
Shawn Lockyear, Executive Director