Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ohio Church To Build New Home For Family In Need

Published : Thursday, 31 Mar 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

MAUMEE, Ohio (WUPW) - As part of the Home for Hope community outreach, church volunteers will build a new, 1,200-square foot home over the next few months. The prospective homeowners are expected to pitch in.

"We want to make sure we select a family who views it as a gift from God and be very appreciative of it," said Pastor Tony Scott of The Church on Strayer.

The Church on Strayer will only accept applications from families who qualify during the Easter weekend services on April 22-24. Applicants must attend one of the Easter services in order to receive an application.

Easter services are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday April 22, 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, and April 24 Eastern morning at 9 and 11 a.m..

“Everything about the church is the message of Jesus Christ," Pastor Scott said. "We just want to get the message out. We do the same thing with the Noel Project at Christmas. We share the message of Christ. We try to lead people into a relationship with him and we do follow up."

Applicants must have been employed for at least a year, be a U.S. citizen, have lived in Lucas County or Sandusky County for at least a year, make at least $12,000 annually, and be HUD eligible.

A list of qualifications can be found on the church’s website, at No information will be given out over the phone.

The new home owner will be announced in early May. Plans are for the home will be complete and ready to be moved in to by July 4.

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