“Catch the Building Spirit” Celebrated the Completion of 29th and Final House Build

“Catch the Building Spirit,” a coalition of Presbyterian Churches working with Catholic churches, completed their 29th house build together on October 22.  Each year the coalition has worked together to fund and build an affordable home for a low-income family in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.

 A special thank you to the participating Presbyterian churches from the Presbytery: Bath, Central, College Hill Community, Corinth, Fairborn First, Faith, Southminister, Sugarcreek, and Dayton Westminster.  The churches provided meals, many hours of volunteer labor, and funding.

On October 22, 2021, the “Catch the Building Spirit” coalition dedicated a new Habitat home at 233 W. Pease Avenue in West Carrollton for Saadia Koko and her three daughters.  The Koko family first moved to the United States from the Sudan in 2006.  Life sometimes seems to turn from bad to worse as The Kokos divorced and mom Saadia, and her three daughters learned to become Americans on their own.  Saadia took on a full-time job at Fuyao Glass America.  The four of them are very proud to now be US citizens.  After meeting all the requirements and putting in many extra hours of sweat equity, the family was elated to get their new home. 

Thanks for everyone’s support!