Sponsored by local Episcopal churches and organizations, the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the passing of keys to Raul and Carmen Campos-Ramirez, officially dedicating the new-construction home in the Shiloh community. Learn more at ashevillehabitat.org.
Habitat’s press release:
LOCAL EPISCOPAL COALITION CELEBRATES KEY PASSING WITH
ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 22, 2012) – On Thursday, March 29th at 4:00PM in
Habitat’s neighborhood in Shiloh, eleven local Episcopal churches and Deerfield
Episcopal Retirement Community will celebrate a ceremonial key-passing. As
an Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity partner, this is the 9th home the local
Episcopal community has sponsored. This year, Raul and Carmen Campos-
Ramirez will purchase the home with a 0% interest mortgage.
Sponsoring a home every-other year so that they can raise the funds to sponsor
a home in full, the participating churches and Deerfield Retirement Community
provided the necessary volunteers and collectively raised well over the $55,000
needed. For the past several years the Episcopal Diocese of WNC has
contributed $5,000 through the Human Hurt & Hope Fund. This year, in the
midst of a down economy, the Diocese awarded a $25,000 grant to the cause.
Bill Doyle is a member of The Cathedral of All Souls in Biltmore Village and
wrote the grant request. He said, “I’m incredibly proud of the Diocese of Western
North Carolina and the Human Hurt and Hope Fund committee for stepping up
to support the build in this way, at a time when sponsoring churches from the
Diocese were going to have a much harder time pledging at levels they have for
previous Episcopal Houses. It demonstrates the Diocese’s deep and ongoing
investment in this ministry.”
Participating Episcopal House IX members are:
Calvary Episcopal, Cathedral of All Souls, Church of the Advocate, Deerfield
Retirement Community, Grace Episcopal, St. Gile’s Chapel, St. James
Episcopal, St. John’s Episcopal, St. Luke’s Episcopal , St. Mary’s Parish, St.
Matthias Episcopal, and Trinity Episcopal.