Elevation Church’s Love Week is seven days out of every year dedicated to service, compassion and giving. The congregation partners with more than 200 charities to donate time and effort to those who need it most.
Love Week 2017 began on July 22 and will end July 29, and Elevation Church has once again partnered with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity to aid us in building homes and renewing hope in our communities.
This year, Elevation Church graciously donated $50,000 to Our Towns Habitat. By volunteering on build sites, church staff and members can see their donation at work.
“It’s great to see it in action,” said Elevation staff member Valerie Hunter, who was volunteering for the staff build day. “This is what my money is going toward.”
It’s worth getting your hands dirty to serve God by building a home for a family in need, she said.
“In church, we give our resources, but using your hands and feet is a whole new step,” Valerie said.
Staff member Roseanna Parker has participated in other Elevation Love Week events before, but today was her first Habitat for Humanity build.
“It’s our responsibility to serve our community; this is our calling,” she said.
Being active in your faith by physically serving people in your local communities through Habitat for Humanity proves to be a humbling and rewarding experience.
“You can look at a finished house and say, ‘I helped build that house,’” Elevation staff member Jeremy Fiske said. “It’s an easy and tangible way to be the hands and feet of God.”
The hands-on service of Elevation Church members this week, with Our Towns Habitat and its other partner charities, is a perfect example of the Habitat mission–seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Come be a part of something greater by volunteering with Our Towns Habitat. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact Volunteer Program Manager Cathy Petriano for more information. Learn more about Elevation Church’s Love Week here.
About The Author: Madison Seals is a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she is majoring in Editing and Graphic Design. She has been a volunteer with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity from a young age, supporting the organization through fundraising efforts before she was even old enough to volunteer on a build site.