Unity Build


What is a Unity Build?

Our Unity Builds are an interfaith effort of Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity designed to bring people together from within and across different faith groups to learn about one another while building homes and hope in RVA.

The 2019 Build for Unity was a huge success! More than a dozen faith groups from Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico came together to help us transform a vacant property into a wonderful home for a hardworking member of our community.

Won’t you join us in 2020? We will be transforming another vacant property into a wonderful home for the Williams family (pictured here).

Our work on the Williams’ home will finish the amazing transformation of the Kansas Avenue cul de sac in the Maymont neighborhood. What was once a set of vacant, blighted properties is now a beautiful cul de sac of homes with grateful homeowners who are now neighbors and friends. The transformation for this street and our Partner Families is a true blessing.

And we are just getting started! In summer 2020 we will be doing our next Unity Build, building three new homes on one lot on State Street between Church Hill and Fulton Hill. Now is the time to start planning to join us. You and your congregation can put God’s love into action to build a better community–joining hands and hearts with brothers and sisters from other faiths and from within your own congregation to help change lives through affordable housing!

Be a Sponsor!

Congregations and individuals who donate $500 or more will be recognized as Unity Build Sponsors in all Unity Build promos! We will work with you to arrange a date(s) for your congregation to work on the build site if you desire and you will be a special guest at the Home Dedication to see the fruits of your generosity.

  • Hope Partners: $10,000 (5 build days guaranteed)*
  • Blessings Partner:  $5,000 (3 build days guaranteed)*
  • Prayer Partners: $2,500 (2 build days guaranteed)*
  • Faith Partners: $500 (1 build day guaranteed)*

*additional build days as available

Be a Volunteer!

Be a Volunteer! Individuals and small groups are needed to share their time and talents with Habitat as part of our Unity Build. No experience is necessary and we supply all the required tools and instructions. So grab some friends or come alone and meet new folks as we do God’s work providing safe housing for our neighbors. Click here to get registered or email Ginger at goneil@richmondhabitat.org for more info.

Be a Supporter!

Congregations and individuals who donate $100 or more will be recognized as Unity Build supporters and will also be invited to volunteer on the build site and attend the Home Dedication to see the amazing results of  faith in action.

Ready to join?

Ready to join? Questions? Contact Ginger O’Neil, goneil@richmondhabitat.org.