Grace became a Habitat Covenant Church in the late 1990’s. A Covenant Church agrees to support Habitat with prayer, volunteers, and funding. A volunteer can work on builds by swinging a hammer, painting, laying flooring, and any number of other duties – no experience needed. Other ways of helping out can be weatherization of windows and doors or repairing an existing house. In addition, many Grace parishioners serve as volunteer staff at the Habitat ReStore, located in Topsham.
Habitat For Humanity 7 Rivers Maine was founded in 1991. Its Mission Statement reads in part: “Habitat For Humanity 7 Rivers Maine (HFH7RM) is an ecumenical community fellowship of caring people committed to providing adequate, family-owned housing. We are a partnership of families, volunteers, and contributors working … to eliminate substandard housing. HFH7RM coordinates the labor of volunteers with contributions of money and material to build modest, affordable housing in partnership with qualified families. HFH7RM nurtures the bonds created by this partnership into growing and long-term relationships.”