Bishop John Stowe to join Lexington Habitat Volunteers for a Site Blessing and Wall Raising at the Build site of the 27th Family Served Through Catholic Build

Lexington, KY (August 10, 2017) On August 11, Lexington Habitat for Humanity will launch construction on the 2017 Catholic Build home following a site blessing at 10 a.m. at 1819 Russell Cave Road. The site blessing is open to the public and Bishop John Stowe will share a blessing during this exciting celebration. Following the site blessing the first wall of the home will be raised by the family and Catholic Church volunteers.

For the 2017 Catholic Build, Lexington’s Catholic churches are partnering with Elias Kirongo, his wife Jeanine Nyiramafeza and their four children. The family has lived in Lexington since 2012 and looks forward to becoming Lexington Habitat homeowners later this year. They are grateful for the many volunteers who will work alongside them to help build their home. This is the 27th family served through the Catholic Build which brings together the local Catholic churches to support a family in need of affordable housing.

As required by Lexington Habitat, Kirongo and Nyiramafeza are completing 500 sweat equity hours. A minimum of 100 sweat equity hours will be spent building their home. The family has also completed Lexington Habitat partner family education classes that will help with a successful transition to homeownership. Their classes included topics such as finance and budgeting, home maintenance, insurance, home safety, landscaping and more.