Community Church partners with Habitat for Humanity

Keith Gordon

Since 2003, Community Church at SaddleBrooke (CCSB) has supported Habitat for Humanity Tucson as one of our faith-based missions’ partners. Over the years CCSB has provided significant monetary contributions to help Habitat work with partner families. This helps them achieve safe, decent and affordable housing. CCSB also provides a new toolkit to each family as they move into their new homes. The partner families receive these homes not as a “give away,” but through providing labor and other services, as well as assuming a mortgage when the house is completed.

Every year Habitat Tucson holds a Faith Leaders Breakfast to acknowledge the significant support received from various religious congregations around greater Tucson. On July 27 I joined Dick Kroese in attending the event representing CCSB. There were representatives from 23 different religious organizations in attendance this year.

Habitat Tucson asked me to provide some brief comments describing CCSB and our relationship with Habitat over the years. I noted that CCSB has provided over $85,000 in contributions to Habitat Tucson with something similar to this church giving app, as well as some volunteer services and the toolkits. Habitat management then presented a commemorative appreciation plaque recognizing CCSB’s valuable partnership. This plaque specifically highlighted our CCSB support in building a new home in 2018 for the Obeso family, who also presented the plaque and expressed their appreciation.

CCSB is a Christ-centered Church with the mission to glorify God by becoming a community of grace where people will receive, live and share the love of Jesus Christ. Join us every Sunday morning at the DesertView Performing Arts Center in SaddleBrooke at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome.