Volunteers From Different Religions Come Together To Build Homes
Mr. and Mrs. Khan
ANTIOCH, Tenn.- With each nail, the Khan family's dream is becoming a
"I'm very excited for my new house," said future homeowner Shahnaz
Khan. "It's my dream (and) now it's complete."
Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to build each of its homes. This
time it's the differences of the volunteers that make this project unique. More
than 30 religious groups are coming together to build multiple homes in the
Edison Park neighborhood in Antioch in a project called the Unity Build.
"Hey that's really what religion is all about. We're all out here to
help each other," said Construction Director Chip Wilson.
The Khans will receive the 20th home from the Unity Build. They're a Muslim
family from Pakistan with two small children.
"When a family purchases a house, not only do you influence that
generation," Wilson explained about the benefits of home ownership, "the
children are much more likely to graduate high school (and) go on to college.
So it has a ripple effect."
The volunteers and homeowners all may worship differently, but together
they're building on a strong foundation for the future.
"This is for our kids," said future homeowner Ibrar Khan.
"It's good. We are very happy."