CROSSROADS MISSIONS
Help Build Hope

Looking for a way to serve closer to home? CrossRoads Missions Help Build Hope brings these service opportunities to you. We travel across the United States, holding construction projects to build frame walls that become new homes for needy, deserving families. These projects take place right in your hometown. All you need to do is show up with the rest of your local group or organization.

Our purpose

Building partnerships, building community, building relationship, and building homes. That’s what we are about at Help Build Hope. Our events provide a great opportunity to help others and make a lasting impact on a family in need while also encouraging team-building and corporate social responsibility.

There is a great need for affordable housing in the United States. Millions of Americans are living with issues such as a hole in their roof, broken windows, crumbling foundations, inadequate plumbing, no running water, improper heating or no heat whatsoever, or exposed wiring—just to name a few.

We are growing.

Help Build Hope set records in 2018, holding more events and building more homes than at any time in our 20-year history. Last year, we built the wall frames for 109 new homes. Help Build Hope has constructed more than 1,000 of these homes in our history.

We are only limited by your willingness to participate. Our events in 2018 took place across the country. From Virginia to Oregon, from Florida to Ohio, we gathered with motivated individuals and groups to help others.

Our partners

Habitat for Humanity
Fuller Center for Housing

The details

Help Build Hope brings each construction project for a new home to the parking lot of your local business, organization, convention, church, or school. Volunteers, working in combination with our experienced full-time staff, frame the walls for a new home that is donated to one of our partnering organizations. Then we transport the completed frame walls to the partner organization, which completes the rest of the project.

Our events are flexible and able to be customized. A build can take place in a single day, or over an entire weekend. We can build the frames for a single home, or, depending on participation, as many as 30 homes. Your organization will identify how many wall frames you want to build. We recommend planning for 80 to 120 participants per home.

Individuals of any age are welcome to participate.
The cost

The price of each project Help Build Hope varies, depending on factors such as the weather at that time of year, your location, the size of the project. If you are interested in scheduling an event, we suggest reaching out to local hardware stores and lumberyards to see if they would be willing to donate materials or provide materials at reduced rates.

Typical event expenses total $7,000 to $9,000, which covers the following:

  • Building materials
  • Transport of the completed walls
  • Tools
  • Equipment
  • Help Build Hope fees
  • A monetary donation to the recipient organization

Your host organization also will be responsible for providing or securing housing for our staff, as well as all food and meal prep during the event.

Click here to see our full list of scheduled events. If you see one in your area and would like to participate, or you’d like to bring Help Build Hope to your hometown, just sign up online.