Methodist churches join forces for Habitat house
CHAMPAIGN — Nine Methodist churches in Champaign County will start construction Saturday on a home for a Champaign family.
The churches have been working on this project, an "angel build" for Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, for the past year to raise the money, round up the volunteers and line up child care and meals for workers.
The home will be built at 1304 N. Walnut St., C, with the Chelonda Green family. Green works for Homecare Solutions and is studying to be a licensed practical nurse, according to Habitat.
Churches involved in this project include Faith United Methodist, First United Methodist Church of Champaign, Grace United Methodist Church, Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Quest United Methodist Church, First United Methodist Church of Rantoul, Savoy United Methodist Church, St. Joseph United Methodist Church and United Methodist Church, Tolono.
The churches together are raising about $35,000 toward the cost of construction project, according to Habitat Development Director Kelly Hill.
The house will take about 16 weeks to build, with work done each Saturday, she said.