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Habitat for Humanity – Loaves and Fishes

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The homeowners from the 2012 Loaves and Fishes house, putting in some sweat equity.

First Plymouth is part of a coalition of 12 churches called Loaves and Fishes that builds Habitat for Humanity homes for families in Metro Denver. Each year members of these churches give their money and time to build a home over the summer. Loaves and Fishes got its start in Colorado at First Plymouth with its founder, Millard Fuller, preaching from our pulpit during the establishment of the Metro Denver affiliate.The group is presently building a home in Lakewood for Ramiro Mendoza and Maribel Garcia Macias and their children.

Habitat homes are not free. Each homeowner pays back a long-term, no-interest mortgage. That money becomes available to build additional Habitat homes. In addition, prospective homeowners must show a need for affordable housing and agree to partner with Habitat through “sweat equity” hours.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has built more than 400 homes locally and funded 600 homes internationally. For more information on how to support Loaves and Fishes and volunteer on the build site, please go to the Loaves and Fishes website.