Be a part of the Faith Build with Habitat for Humanity! Habitat for Humanity provides safe and affordable housing for those in the city of Lincoln and Lancaster County.
In addition to Sheridan Lutheran Church, this build is sponsored by Thrivent Financial, United Lutheran Church, First Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church and St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Stay tuned to the bulletin for the latest updates as they become available.
2018 Lincoln Habitat Faith Build Family
Abdelkarim, Sailwa and their four sons, Mohamed, 11; Ibrahim, 9; Salih, 7; and Ahmed, 2, have been renting their home since 2010. Abdelkarim and Sailwa applied for the Habitat Homebuyer Program so they could build a future for their children.
They need a safe, decent home to raise their growing sons. Currently, the family of six shares one bathroom with no exhaust fan. The A/C does not work; there is one window air conditioning unit that works in one of the three bedrooms. The family sleeps together in the room when they need to cool off in summer months. The windows are hard to open to let in any fresh air and the home has a slight moldy smell. The home was one of the worst in terms of condition that the selection committee visited.
Abdelkarim works as a taxi-driver in New York City for six months of the year and attends Southeast Community College in Lincoln the other six. He makes enough money in NYC that while he is back in Lincoln, he can attend school full time. He is studying Business Administration with the goal to become a CPA. Sailwa works part-time at Goodwill, manages the home and takes care of the kids. They look forward to being good neighbors by taking care of each other, helping each other out and becoming part of the family.
The build will begin in June and work will continue through September. Volunteers are needed for construction, painting, making lunch for the work crew, attending the dedications, signing wood frames as a blessing, praying for the recipient family and volunteers and much more! Sign up to volunteer!
You can also donate household goods for the home. Bring your useable furniture, fixtures, etc. to the Habitat ReStore truck Sat., April 28 parked at Lowes on Apples Way near Hwy. 2 between 9am-4pm.