Tulsa Parishioners Building Two Habitat Homes

Saturday, March 21st 2009, 3:27 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, OK -- Parishioners of a Tulsa church spent Saturday morning raising the walls on the ninth and 10th homes they are sponsoring with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity.

The Parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux has worked with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity since 1997.

Volunteers are donating their time and talent to construct two homes located in the 2700 blocks of East 27th Street North and East 28th Street North.

"They don't even know me, and they're out here and on time and free time and probably away from their families to help somebody else," home recipient Lollie Moore said.

Moore and her three kids are expecting to move in to their new home in about 10 weeks.

The homes will be dedicated in memory of St. Bernard's late pastor, Father Bernard Jewitt.

"For a church to build two houses simultaneously shows their huge heart for helping people in need of a helping hand," said Tulsa Habitat Executive Director Paul Kent. "St. Bernard models the heart of Christ in a way that speaks volumes."

Monsignor Patrick Gaalaas and Deacon Richard Campbell are raising funds for an 11th Habitat for Humanity home St. Bernard's Parish will sponsor.