Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity set to finish first PRIDE Build

Project brought together 19 sponsors and hundreds of volunteers

Volunteers work on building a house

Volunteers built two houses for local families.

Photo via Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

The Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity’s first annual PRIDE Build, a project constructing two new homes for local families, is set to wrap up on Friday, Dec. 8 at both 107 and 109 E. 17th St.

The build was a collaboration between 19 sponsors, 200+ volunteers, and members of Richmond’s LGBTQ+ community. Sponsors included Virginia Housing, Keeping Current Matters, and Grace Baptist Church.

Construction started on October 4 and ran Wednesday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., every week. From start to finish, 380 volunteer spots had been filled between sponsors and community members.

Next year’s Richmond Habitat PRIDE Build is already on the calendar for summer 2024.

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