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Apostles Build

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Every other year, 10-20 local churches partner together to sponsor a Habitat home; a project we call the Apostle Build. Each congregation gives a financial gift, which are pooled together to sponsor a home. Participating churches can then send groups to work on this home and take part in the kick-off and dedication ceremonies. The Apostles Build is an easy way to introduce your community to the Habitat-Roanoke family.

Faith is Our Foundation

“This is God’s work. It makes blisters and it makes sweat, but it’s worth my time and it’s worth your time. Working together as God’s people in the world; I don’t know of anything more rewarding.”

Millard Fuller – Habitat for Humanity Founder

"We are laborers together with God; you are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it."

1 Corinthians 3:9-10

Our Mission

The mission of Habitat for Humanity is seeking to put God’s love into action, by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We envision a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live.

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley was started in 1986 by Olivia and John LaMotte and members of their church family. In all, Habitat-Roanoke has built or refurbished 285 homes in the Roanoke Valley over those 38 years. To make this happen, Habitat-Roanoke has relied on countless community partners, churches and volunteers in order to successfully complete and continue our mission.

  • Pray
  • Build
  • Donate
  • Provide Lunches
  • Work at the ReStore
  • Raise Money and Awareness
  • Become aware of those in your congregation living in inadequate housing. Help and encourage them to apply for a Habitat home.
Invest in yourself and
keep the change

We are deeply convinced that the words of Psalm 127 are fundamentally true:
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

  • Talk to one another and get a group of interested people in your congregation.
  • Schedule a Habitat speaker to engage one of your mission committees.
  • Sign up for workdays or other volunteer opportunities.
  • Contact us for more information at
Here's How to Start
  • Find new ways to put your faith into action.
  • Build community within your members.
  • Love your Neighbor in a very tangible way.
  • Do mission work right in your own town.
  • Attract new members who see your work in the community.
  • Learn new skills and have fun doing it!
Benefits For Your Church