Lord of Love has a long history of supporting Habitat for Humanity. We are a founding member of the Ecumenical Labor Force (also known as the ELF Coalition). ELFs is a group of about ten churches that come together every summer to build or renovate a home here in Omaha. The churches raise money to pay for part of the cost of materials. Corporate sponsors including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans fund the remaining costs.
In 2005 Lord of Love built a home on its own rather than helping the ELF Coalition. It was a challenging yet rewarding experience. We have also taken groups of people to the New Orleans and Biloxi areas that were hit by hurricane Katrina. On each trip, we spent a week helping build Habitat homes in those areas that were so devastated by that storm. Who knows, perhaps next year we’ll send members on an international Habitat project!
Thanks to everyone who contributed in some way to past ELF Habitat for Humanity Builds! We so appreciate the gifts of time, talent, and treasure to enable an affordable homes for Omaha families.