November 30, 2022
For Immediate Release
DCPC’S INITIAL OPENING DOORS CAMPAIGN GIFT TO SUPPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING
–Hope House Foundation to Build Additional Cottage for Families on Their Way to Financial Stability
DAVIDSON, N.C.—Davidson College Presbyterian Church announced today the church will contribute $200,000 to the Hope House Foundation to support its affordable housing efforts. The gift is the first of three mission gifts resulting from the church’s successful Opening Doors Capital Campaign conducted earlier this year. The funds will be used to build one of three new cottages in the Norman Park neighborhood in Huntersville.
“Home is a word that can mean many different things to many different people. Still, no matter who you ask, the word home brings up feelings of security, safety, rest and love,” said Hope House Executive Director Debbie O’Handley. “Everyone deserves to have a home, both physically and spiritually, which is why we are delighted to partner with DCPC to build the Journey House! Together, as one community we can help weave threads of hope back into families’ lives and offer an opportunity for a new beginning for a family experiencing housing insecurity.”
DCPC plans to contribute $575,000 to support affordable housing in our community over the next three years. Additional housing partners include Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region and the Davidson Housing Coalition. The church’s Opening Doors campaign raised more than $6.5 million to fund improvements to its facilities, an endowment for a full-time, permanent campus ministry position and affordable housing efforts—from rental assistance to progressive housing and homeownership.
“Affordable housing is an ongoing challenge for many families in our community. Thanks to the generosity of DCPC members, visitors and friends, we are grateful to be able to assist community partners who are living this mission every day, supporting families and individuals who need a safe, decent place to live,” explained Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Mission, Rev. Robert Alexander.
The DCPC sanctuary and Lingle Chapel remodels are near completion and new technology will be added soon. Worship services will return to the sanctuary beginning Sunday, December 11. Christmas Eve services will be held in the Sanctuary at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:30 p.m. All are welcome.
About Davidson College Presbyterian Church
Davidson College Presbyterian Church is a welcoming, affirming, and inclusive faith community where all are one in Christ. We are a Matthew 25, Earth Care, and Stephen Ministry congregation on the corner of campus and community. Our congregation celebrates partnerships in Christ with the Signona Presbyterian Church in Kikuyu, Kenya; the Kilambe communities in Jinotega, Nicaragua; and Blythe Elementary School in Huntersville, N.C.
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