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Community Bridgebuilders

16 Churches Join Community Bridgebuilders

Community Bridgebuilders is a coalition of churches in Fairfield County who work with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County to construct housing for families in need. Coalition members provide funding and volunteers, and Habitat provides planning and construction supervision. The original coalition was formed in 1999 and built 5 houses in Bridgeport by the end of 2006. St. Mark’s led the formation and recruitment of the current coalition with the goal of sponsoring part of Habitat’s new housing project in Stamford.

 

Coalition Members:

Christ Church Greenwich

St. John’s Stamford
Christ the Healer Stamford
St. Luke’s Darien
Grace Church Norwalk
St. Mark’s New Canaan
St. Andrew’s Stamford
St. Matthew’s Wilton
St. Francis Stamford
St. Paul’s Riverside

 

Donations to the Community Bridgebuilders/Habitat for Humanity project can be made by sending your tax deductible check, payable to "Habitat for Humanity CFC" with "Community Bridgebuilders #6" in the memo line, to Habitat for Humanity CFC, 1470 Barnum Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06610.

 

Habitat and Bridgebuilder Timeline


1999

Original coalition of 19 Episcopal churches is formed to build houses in Bridgeport in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Episcopal Bridgebuilders completes construction of 5 houses by end of 2006.
November 2006

Original coalition concludes its work in Bridgeport and provides $10,000 seed money to encourage formation of a new EB coalition in Southern Fairfield County.
August 2007

Habitat clears site for a 6-unit housing project in Stamford.
September 2007

St. Mark’s New Canaan commits $20,000 toward Stamford project, to be paid over 2-year period.

November 2007

Five churches hold first meeting of new coalition at St. Mark’s with goal of participating in Habitat’s Stamford project.
May 2008

Coalition membership increases to 10. Total amount pledged by members plus individual donations reaches $135,350.
May 2008

Habitat obtains planning board approval for revised Stamford project, increasing number of units from 6 to 8, with construction anticipated to start in late 2008.

 

Would You like to join this effort by donating time, treasure or talent?

Please contact: George Wright 203.652.0526

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