Serve in the World
Our active and vibrant building ministry works with area agencies to build safe, affordable housing for families in and around Asylum Hill.
Over the past seven years, volunteers from AHCC have been working with non-profit developer NINA (Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance) to build and rehab some beautiful historic houses in the neighborhood around the church.
Working together, we have generated a community-wide effort to increase the rate of home-ownership in Asylum Hill while keeping housing affordable. In June, we began working with NINA and The Hartford Financial Services Group to build a Victorian style house at 54 Huntington Street – just down the street from the church. Over the next several months, there will be a need for construction volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week. There will also be periodic Build Days for families and other groups within our church. The work will include carpentry, hanging sheetrock, painting, and finish work under the supervision of crew leaders with years of experience in working with volunteers. In addition, volunteers will be needed as hosts in the mornings and as cooks to prepare lunches for the construction volunteers.
No prior construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and to have a heart for the city.
The Twichell Room echoed with laughter and expressions of gratitude, as words of welcome and thanks were offered by Peggy Winters to the volunteers and friends of AHCC’s Thrift Shop and Crisis Food Support.