Friday, September 7, 2012

"Together We Build"  Kicks off  at our Renton site on September 6!
Together We Build (TWB) is an Interfaith Coalition of Christians, Jews, and Muslims seeking to find common ground and learn from one another as they work together to build houses for low-income families in King County. They have held an annual event each year in pursuit of their mission to show the world that together, we can build a stronger community.
This is Thursday through Saturday in the two consecutive weeks surrounding the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which were the initial motivations behind forming TWB.
Over the last eleven years, TWB has contributed a total of $450, 531 to Habitat for Humanity’s affordable home building program, providing the funding equivalent of four houses!  Their goal this year to bring the total amount contributed to Habitat EKC to $500,000.
Habitat for Humanity of East King County’s Executive Director, Tom Granger is impressed with TWB’s impact on the community.
 “We are honored to be the host site for the TWB community project for the eleventh year.  TWB’s mission aligns with that of Habitat for Humanity, the entire community working together for the common good.   The members of TWB have demonstrated their commitment to interfaith dialogue and the shared joy of building a stronger community together,” said Granger. “Rather than just talking about how we should all get along, they are actually doing it and Habitat is proud to be a part of it. They are a tremendous blessing to Habitat’s mission of serving low-income families.”
This year, the Interfaith Service will be hosted at Newport Presbyterian Church located at 4010 120th Avenue Southeast in Bellevue on Saturday, September 8, 2012. The service will take place from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
An all-day Youth Program will also take place on Saturday, September 8 at Habitat’s La Fortuna site in Renton. Samar Malik, a member of the Ahmidiyya Muslim Community, will lead the youth in a special project that does not involve power tools or ladders.
To learn more about Together We Build, visit To see a list of the faith communities that are participating this year, visit

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