Weekend of Service in Remembrance of 9/11

Angie Lyons, VISTA Communications Coordinator
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
(360) 737-1759


Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Plans Weekend of Service in Remembrance of 9/11

VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 30, 2011— A weekend of service by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity aimed at mobilizing the support of various groups across the lines of faith and gender to address immediate community needs is scheduled for Saturday, September 10and Sunday, September 11.

On Saturday, a coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations will participate in an interfaith cleanup, refurbishing the properties of two low-income homeowners in the Shumway neighborhood of Vancouver.

The symbolic ground breaking for the ‘Women Build’ home, a home constructed by all-women construction teams, will take place on Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 P.M. at 1027 W 39th Street in Vancouver. Miguel and Desere Bastidas will share the home with their two daughters, Arianna, 4, and Aleesya, 2, upon completion.

The events planned by Evergreen Habitat are part of a National Day of Service in remembrance of the September 11th terrorist attacks. The projects are intended to revive the sense of unity and compassion exemplified by Americans following the incidents.

“Clark County’s first ever ‘Women Build’ will enable hundreds of women of all different skill levels to give back to their community and help put a roof over a partner family,” said Josh Townsley, executive director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. “Our ‘Women Build’ groundbreaking and interfaith cleanup reminds us all that service to your community goes beyond race, religion, gender or ability.  We can all give back and give a hand up to a family in need.”

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For more information, contact Josh Townsley, executive director, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 or by emailing josh@ehfh.org.