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Faith Community Outreach

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

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley began humbly in the basement of Roanoke’s First Presbyterian Church by Olivia LaMotte and her husband, John, who was minister of the congregation at the time.  Over the years, Habitat-Roanoke has continued to rely on the the community, grace, and kindness of more than a hundred valley church congregations, and other faith communities, as the foundation of our mission.  Without your care and benevolence, Habitat-Roanoke would not be the success story it is today.

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

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 286 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.
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.

  • 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 yourself.
Keep the change
  • 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