Habitat for Humanity dedicates Montevallo homes

Published 4:12 pm Monday, April 20, 2009

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham dedicated two new homes in Montevallo April 10 as part of its Building on Faith 2009 initiative.

The families of Roslyn Harris-Gregory and Amelia Harper were all smiles as they marveled at their new homes on Good Friday, a day Harper says she will never forget.

“Building on Faith has given my family the opportunity of a new and better life, just as Easter reminds us each year. I am forever grateful,” Harper said.

Building on Faith brings local churches together to build homes during the Lenten season. Church partners of the Montevallo homes were: Prince of Peace Catholic Church; Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church; St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; Evangel Presbyterian Church; First Baptist Woodlawn; First Baptist Church of Alabaster; Asbury United Methodist Church; Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church and St. Mary’s on the Highlands Episcopal.

“Each congregation was so dedicated to their partnership with Habitat for Humanity,” said Harris-Gregory. “I established wonderful friendships with my sponsors and encourage more churches to become involved with Habitat to extend their ministry outside the church walls.”

Habitat CEO and President Charles Moore agreed with Harris-Gregory, saying Building on Faith “gives congregations an opportunity to reach its goals of ministry and home missions by offering people a way to share God’s love and lead people to grow in their faith.”

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham serves has served Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties since 1987. More than 300 houses have been completed in the Greater Birmingham area to date.

For more information, visit the Web site habitatbirmingham.org.