Nine area churches gathered to complete a mission: build a new home with a local, low-income family in need of safe, affordable housing. In August 2017 the pastors of those churches hammered the first wall frames. On Dec. 15, 2017 those pastors and members of their congregations gathered on a chilly Friday inside the finished home to dedicate it with the homebuyers.
Rockbridge Area Habitat is truly grateful for the churches who raised over $54,000 and provided hundreds of volunteer hours for the Mac and Olivia Smiley home in Greenhouse Village.
The churches are:
Bethesda Presbyterian Church & McElwee Chapel*
Buena Vista Seventh Day Adventist#
Grace Presbyterian Church^
Lexington Presbyterian Church*
Manly Memorial Baptist Church*
Trinity United Methodist Church*