The We Are 1 Conference believes in the power of community and service. Each year we incorporate an Outreach Project. There will be more information concerning our Community Outreach Project for 2014 coming soon.
We Are More Powerful Together as One Body, One Spirit, One Community
“When you heal, I heal, When you get better, I get better, When you succeed, I succeed ~ We Are 1″
Jesus (1), Maria, Sofia (3), Fernando, Melissa (5)
Maria heard about Habitat through her pastor, and on of our partner families, Javier Benitez. She decided to apply for a home for herself and her 3 children, Melissa, 5, and Sofia, 3, Jesus, 1, and her father Fernando. Since her son was born last year, Maria is looking forward to having more space for her children in the new home. They currently rent a room in a family member’s house. They are overcrowded and the house does not have working heat or air conditioning.
Maria has worked for the past 6 years at a photo printing company in Raleigh. When she’s not working she spends most of her time with her family. She has 7 brothers and sisters and most of them live in North Carolina and will be helping them work on their home. Maria, her father and daughters, enjoy going to the park to play sports and going out for ice cream. They are looking forward to having their own home as a comfortable place to raise their family. Maria is an extremely hard worker – she completed well over 350 sweat equity hours working at the ReStore last summer before we even started her house; and is now out every weekend with a number of her brothers helping to build her house.