Neither rain nor heat…

The very hot days have not prevented this dedicated coalition from pressing onward. As you can see, week four has brought about the beginning of finishing touches on the outside. Now the work begins on the inside. Come on out, lend a hand! See what amazing things can be done by good people doing great things for others!

Can you believe it?

In just three short weeks, this lot has been transformed. As you can see, a home is soon to occupy this space. The walls are up, the roof is on, the windows and doors have been installed, siding has begun. It is truly a labor of love that will soon make this house a home. Come on out, lend a hand!

The Walls are Up!!!

Work has begun on our Coalition home. The empty lot with a hole in the ground has been transformed. A new house is rising.

A wonderful team of folks showed up for the first two days. As you can see, the walls and the trusses are in place. This next weekend the roof will be put on and soon it will look like a real home.

Now is the time to make plans to come on out and help. The rallying cry can be “all hands on deck.” Our new homeowner was also on site and smiling from ear to ear.

Check out the rest of the pictures in our picture gallery on Flickr.

Contact Jim Carlson (see previous post for contact info) for further details!

Ready. Set. Go!


The deck is on and it appears that the weather will hold. Workers are invited to show up at 11th & Center beginning Friday, July 11. Invite a friend, bring a neighbor, let’s do this in a big way!

Keep the information flowing to others. Gifts and donations are important as we begin this work. Share the story of how this work transforms the lives of those who reside in Habitat homes.

Delayed Start

The weather has worked against all efforts to begin the Build for 2008. The new start date is now set for July11. Habitat is working hard to help Neighbors South complete its build as originally planned.

Round up the volunteers and come on out beginning July 11.

2008 Build Lot

Neighbors South Coalition will build a new home for a mother and her five children on this lot at 1902 South 11th Street. At this time twelve congregations are a part of the Coalition. We welcome other congregations interested in participating in this very important effort.

Contributions can be sent to Pr. Damon Laaker at Grace Lutheran Church, 1326 S 26th Street, Omaha, NE 68105. Please make the check payable to Habitat for Humanity.

Come visit this site often. We begin building Friday, June 20. We plan to keep interested persons updated on our progress.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Jim Carlson at 537-4479 or sign up on the Omaha Habitat for Humanity website.

Build Site - 1902 S 11th St