Summer Mission Trips
N'awlins, West Virginia, and the Jersey Shore
We kicked off the season In May, with a team of missioners partnering with the St. Bernard Project (SBP) to help rebuild a home in New Orleans. SBP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping disaster-impacted communities recover promptly and efficiently. This trip marked the 8th time we worked with SBP, helping Hurricane Katrina Survivors and Opportunity Housing clients rebuild properties. In June, we launched two mission trips on the same day at the same time to projects in two locations! One group headed north to New Jersey to work with Sea Bright Rising (another SBP affiliate) to repair and rebuild homes hit by Hurricane Sandy. A second group caravan-ed south to West Virginia for a blitz build with Almost Heaven - Habitat for Humanity. A parade of vehicles departing from the temple parking lot made quite the send-off. But that's not all...we repeated history in August, when yet another group of missioners traveled to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for a follow-on build at the same residence to continue progress on door trimming, painting, and exterior finishing.
Local Work Day Update
DreamBuilders needs your help! We are closing in on completing the Baltimore house, but there are still a number of jobs to be done before we can get Ms. Ann into her new home. We have two work days scheduled in September, the first Saturday September 12 and the second Saturday, September 26. Please come and help out if you are able! Volunteers must be rising 7th graders or older. The workdays run from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Cost of the day is $20 and includes lunch. Registration is required (no later than the Wednesday before the work day)
Guardian Angel Rowhome News
Baltimore House Furnishings
Several years of work on the Baltimore Project is coming to a successful close, and we are in our last push to complete the house! Since her house was destroyed by fire, our home owner has been looking forward to the day she can move back in, and she is getting very excited. As we get close to completing the house, we look to furnishing the house as well. Each DreamBuilders parish is 'adopting' a room to furnish. If you would like to help, look for details from your parish DreamBuilders representatives. If you are not associated with a particular parish but would like to help, you can donate to DreamBuilders or contact us for more information.
from TI Men's Club and Sisterhood.
DreamBuilders is grateful for the support each of our member congregations provide throughout the year. The 2015 Matzohball 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run was a successful community event, benefitting DreamBuilders and other local causes. In August, Temple Isaiah Men's Club and Sisterhood presented a check for $5000 to the Leadership Team. These funds raised will help defray costs of local work projects in Maryland.
"The way to move through life joyfully and successfully is by focusing on what you give, rather than on what you get."
- Mark Sanborn, The Fred Factor
2015 Best Volunteer Group
Voting has opened for the Best of Howard County. It's been another fabulous year - 4 highly successful mission trips, a local ARC project, and an amazing transformation of Ms. Ann's home in Baltimore City. We continue to have the best volunteers and leadership team making homes and dreams come true! PleaseVote for DreamBuilders (Question #2, write-in: DreamBuilders) and choose all of your Howard County favorites!
Voting closes August 31st. Thanks!
Guardian Angel Workdays
Tasks include: paint rooms; paint and install baseboard trim & interior doors; finish window trim
A warm welcome to all of our volunteers, supporters, and partner organizations,
who help turn dreams into reality through home building.
We honor God by serving together to take care of others and improve lives.