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Habitat's Catholic Build to start construction on new house after public site blessing Aug. 19

On Aug. 19, Lexington Habitat for Humanity will launch construction on the Catholic Build in honor of Pope Francis following a site blessing at 10 a.m. at 1680 McCullough Drive. The site blessing is open to the public and Bishop John Stowe will share a blessing during this exciting celebration.

Maria Robles and her four children (Photo provided)

Maria Robles and her four children (Photo provided)

The Catholic Build will be partnering with Maria Robles and her four children to build her home in honor of Pope Francis. Lexington Habitat received an anonymous $60,000 donation from a donor who is passionate about engaging Catholic communities in charitable work. The Catholic community has been challenged to raise $55,000.
Lexington Habitat’s Catholic Build is inspired by the anonymous donation and is working diligently to raise the matching funds so the combined fundraising will cover full costs for the Catholic Build in honor of Pope Francis. This project’s purpose is threefold:
1. To honor Pope Francis for his commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church;
2. To provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers to work together toward a common goal (As Pope Francis says, “Work confers dignity.”); and
3. To further Habitat’s mission of building and preserving homes.The Pope Francis house will be a four-bedroom newly constructed home located in the Brookfield Chase Neighborhood in partnership with Maria Robles and her four children ages 13, 12, 6 and 4. The Robles family has moved five times since living in Lexington and they are looking forward to the stability that comes with homeownership.
Lexington Habitat seeks faith and student groups willing to contribute funds and volunteer hours to the Catholic Build in honor of Pope Francis – and to Habitat’s mission of giving low-income families “a hand up” on the road to homeownership. Those interested in supporting the project may contact Lexington Habitat at (859) 252-2224 or visit lexhabitat.org.
From Lexington Habitat for humanity

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