Habitat for Humanity 2023/24, 2022/23, 2021/22 Homes

Our 27th House – 2023/2024

The SEVL (Southeast Valley Lutheran Coalition) will be starting our next Habitat build on November 4, 2023. It’ll be quite similar to the home that we built last year – a two story home on a large lot with 5 other Habitat homes being built at the same time.

The address for the new build will be 1967 E. Don Carlos Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281.

The task for the first build date (November 4th) will be to erect the 1st floor walls. Please consider joining us for this activity. It’s a chance to be part of this build and see some very visible results on the first day.

We’ll continue to keep you updated on the progress of not only this build but also of the completion of last year’s home.

Thanks to all of you for your continued help with these Habitat homes – whether it’s swinging a hammer, providing meals, financially supporting or keeping this ministry in your prayers.

Ahwatukee Foothills News Article December 2023

Our 26th House – 2022/2023 

This house is now a two-story and is located at 3610 S. Roosevelt Street, Tempe AZ 85282. Our family is a single mom, Angela Pelosi, with three children.

The home is still waiting on the electrical lines being run and the road to be built before we can perform the final steps to complete and dedicate this home. Based on information that we’ve received, it appears as if we’ll be able to complete our final steps (interior punch list items) and outside landscaping sometime in November with a dedication hopefully in December. We recognize that it is quite possible that we will be finishing up the Pelosi home (last year’s home) at the same time that we will be starting the new home build. This may cause some longer days or slight rescheduling in order to make this happen.

Again, thanks to all of you for your support – whether it’s on the actual build, providing meals, financially supporting the build, or for your continued support and prayers. We look forward to your continued support and prayers as we begin our next build.

A house that has a sign on the side of a building A large empty room A view of a room A close up of a door A large room

Volunteer Information:

The first volunteer day was Saturday January 14th, 2023 beginning at 7:30 AM.  Pictures above were taken in July, 2023 and the home is near completion.

When- start at 7:30 AM beginning 1-14-2023
Where- 3610 S. Roosevelt Street, Tempe, AZ 85282 (lot 18008)
Building with and for: The Angela Pelosi family
Tasks for week #1- Building walls, building door and window frame modules if not done prior. Tool and trailer organization.

Wall signing ceremony will take place at 11:00AM January 14th.

Lunch will be provided approx. 11:30AM

Volunteers should sign up at Habitat for Humanity Central AZ Volunteer Hub, the instructions to do that are as follows:

1. Go to: http://vhub.at/Faithgroups

2. Find the project labeled “Tempe | New Build #18008 | SEVL”

3. Click Sign-up & Create an account (or sign-in to a pre-existing one)

4. Fill out the waiver

5. Select the Saturdays you plan to volunteer from the calendar-click on the “Sign Up” button. (Ignore January 7th on the calendar, no work that day).

6. Come out to volunteer!!

Remember, with your donation to Habitat for Humanity, you can claim a tax credit on your Arizona State Tax return. Additional information will be provided as we receive it from Habitat. Contact John Fisher, Jim Gisselquist or John Gemma if you have any questions. Thank you to all who have made our past builds a success.

Instructions for Volunteers Click Here

2021/2022 Habitat House – 25th House

Last year (2021-2022), the Southeast Valley Lutheran Coalition of Habitat for Humanity built a home for the Jama family. The site, at 667 W. 19th St., Tempe, was the 25th home that the Southeast Valley Lutheran Coalition has built.

Visit our Hope News Network video on the Jama Family home Fall 2021

Use Your  Arizona Tax Credit

The primary way that the Southeast Valley Lutheran Coalition raises money is donations from individual supporters through the Arizona tax credit program.  You may donate up to $800 for a joint return and $400 for a single return and receive a dollar for dollar tax credit. Itemizing on your state tax return is not required to claim the credit. The deadline for contributions is April 15, 2021. Contributors will receive a formal thank you letter from Habitat for Humanity, which serves as a donation receipt for tax purposes. The tax credit program works just like the school donation programs and you can do both.  Other Ways to Donate

Donations can be made online at http://habitatcaz.org/donate. Be sure to note that your donation is for the Southeast Valley Lutheran Coalition — Esperanza Lutheran Church.  If you wish to donate by check, make it payable to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, not Esperanza. Please remember to include in the memo line on your check “SEVLC Esperanza Lutheran Church” so that our church gets credit for the donation. Please do not drop your checks off at the church as we will not be able to hand deliver them to Habitat due to COVID -19 concerns.

Mail your check directly to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona at: 2830 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix Az 85051 or  P.O. Box 39730 Phoenix, AZ 85069