Community Outreach Projects of Community Presbyterian Church


Habitat for Humanity



habitat-for-humanityHabitat for Humanity strives to build decent affordable housing for individuals in need.  In Orange County, Habitat families and volunteers have built, repaired, and occupied more than 250 homes serving over 1,000 women, men and children since 1988.  Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International which works in more than 70 countries.

Members of Community Presbyterian Church have been volunteering for Habitat for Humanity since 2002.  In 2005, our participation was instrumental in convincing the City of San Juan Capistrano to allow Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to build 27 homes here in San Juan.  For a four-year period, from 2006 to 2010, we became deeply involved in what we came to think of as “our” Habitat project.  Dozens of habitat 01CPC members worked alongside the new homeowners as they contributed their required 500 hours of “sweat equity,” helping with registration and other administrative tasks, and providing lunches and snacks to the other volunteers during the construction process.  These 27 new homes are now occupied. 

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To ensure that Habitat continues to meet the need for more economical and safe housing in Orange County, CPC and the Presbytery of Los Ranchos have created a coalition with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County to provide funding and volunteer assistance for additional affordable housing (whether new construction or repair or renovations of existing homes) in our area. 

Beginning in January of 2017, CPC will be volunteering on a Habitat project in Santa Ana.  Contact the CPC office at (949) 493-1502 if you would like to join us in this worthy and much needed project. 


Here Are Two Families That CPC Volunteers Will Be Helping In the Next "Build"...


The Alaniz Family

Alaniz Family Mr. and Mrs. Alaniz and their three children have been living in an unsafe condo for over six years. Not only is it termite-infested, black mold has been found in the kitchen. The property owner claims to be unable to financially able to repair the home, and the family cannot afford to move. The family says that owning a home would give them a sense of pride and comfort, “knowing that we are giving our children a mold free, and safe environment to live in.”


The Nguyen Family

Nguyen Family Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen and their two teenagers live in a small two-bedroom apartment, which they have lived in for 14 years. The teenage son and daughter share a bedroom, which means they have no privacy or space. Rodent sightings have increased recently and the apartment has mold, which is making the son sick, constantly coughing and sneezing. The family cannot afford to move, but dreams of owning a home with enough space for their family, a place that is mold and rodent-free.

If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Habitat Build Day in January, please contact Dave Ludwig through the CPC Offices at (949) 493-1502




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