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Make A Difference! Building Homes, Changing Lives (Knights of Columbus)

Update August 5, 2014: Our July Habitat work day had the Bramble Ave. house nicely taking shape. Volunteers from St. Gertrude, St. Paul Lutheran, and Notre Dame Alumni worked together installing vinyl siding on the front of the house, soffits on the front porch overhang, starting the insulation work inside, weed whacking the back yard jungle, and removing the scaffolding on the side of the house. A late morning thunderstorm rolled through, but the temporary halt to work didn't faze this hardy crew. Thanks to all who came out to make this a very successful and fun day.

Our next Habitat day is Saturday, August 23.

It's not too late to get involved!!!

Update May 25, 2014:Our first Habitat work day just happened to fall on Memorial Day weekend. Not a problem, we still had over 15 volunteers from St. Gertrude show up to work with St. Paul Lutheran church on the Habitat house. The weather was perfect and everyone pitched in to erect the 2nd floor exterior walls, clean out the garage, move dirt from the front to the back yard, and other assorted tasks. Thanks to all who came out to make this a very successful and fun day. Click here to see slideshow

As part of a parish wide program, please join the Elder Council Knights of Columbus as we assist the Madisonville Church Coalition of Habitat for Humanity. All St. Gertrude parishioners are invited.

What: Build houses with Habitat for Humanity, Madisonville Church Coalition

Where: Madisonville Build sites (5714 Bramble Ave. and 4112 Azalea Ave.)

When: Every 5th Saturday starting in May.

How: Click here to sign up to volunteer

  • We will be working with other local churches on two projects: one new house and the re-habilitation of an existing house.
  • No experience is necessary! Knowledgeable Habitat builders provide direction and instruction.
  • All tools are provided. Bring a tool belt if you have one.
  • Volunteers age 16+ are welcome to build (16-17 require parental supervision).
  • If working on a house is not your thing, we also need volunteers to supply lunch for the work crew.
  • This is not a giveaway program. In addition to paying a monthly mortgage, the recipient (partner) family helps build the house and invests 500 hours of their own hard work as a down payment
  • Since 1986 Cincinnati Habitat has built over 220 homes
  • K of C contact: Phil Motz email: ph: 513-677-2871
  • Click here to see the sign-ups. This takes 5 minutes to update so your sign-up will not immediately show up. Your phone number and email address will not show up at all and will only be seen by this website admin and Elder Council Members responsible for organizing these events.