Lord of Love is a founding member of the ELF (Ecumenical Labor Force) Coalition. The ELF Coalition is a group of eleven churches that come together each year to complete a home renovation or build. The churches raise money to pay a portion of the cost of materials. Corporate sponsors including Thrivent Financial for Lutherans fund the remaining costs.
During the summer of 2019 the ELF Coalition worked on two houses that are next to each other at 3605 and 3609 North 19th Street.
The renovation required up to 13 workers each Saturday from April 6 thru November 16. Two shifts are available each of the work days; 8:30AM to Noon, Noon to 3:30PM. Volunteers can choose to work both or either one of the shifts for the day. NOTE – only volunteers who have registered online in advance of the build day will be allowed to volunteer.
A remodel project takes an average of 700 volunteers to complete. Even more volunteers are needed this year to finish both homes!
All skill levels are welcome.
Lord of Love has two scheduled host days this year; May 18 and August 24.
Please consider working on either or both of these days.
Lord of Love also provides lunch on these workdays is also required. Please see Jeri Morgan if you are able to assist with preparing or serving lunch.
Important Volunteer Registration Information
To allow for construction planning, safety, and to avoid site over-booking, all volunteers are required to sign up in advance.
Volunteer Registration Link – http://cerv.is/m?0119gFc77Yb
If you need assistance, please contact the Habitat volunteer department.
Step 1 – Follow the direct link above to your build registration page.
If you are a new volunteer, follow the on-screen prompts to set up a profile.
Step 2 – Follow the on-screen directions to register for the dates that work best for you.
That’s it! Now you’re ready to volunteer!
You can expect a confirmation email immediately after registering and a reminder email 2 weeks before your build. You will get a final reminder the Tuesday before your shift, with scope of work and the name of the supervisor you’ll be working with.
IMPORTANT ““ to ensure we comply with all safety regulations, only volunteers who have registered online in advance of the build day will be allowed to volunteer.
NOTE – Habitat Omaha does not allow youth under age 16 to be on the job site.
Thank you for being God’s hands at work giving a “hand up” to a low-income family in need!
Lord of Love has a long history of supporting Habitat for Humanity.
Our involvement started back in the 1980’s. 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 some year we’ll send members on an international Habitat project!
Thanks to everyone who contribute in some way to our ELF Habitat for Humanity Builds!
The gifts of time, talent, and treasure to enable an affordable homes for Omaha families are greatly appreciated.