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Over the past seven years, volunteers from AHCC have been working with non-profit developer NINA (Northside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance) to build and rehab some beautiful historic houses in the neighborhood around the church. Working together, we have generated a community-wide effort to increase the rate of home-ownership in Asylum Hill while keeping housing affordable. Starting in June, we will again be working with NINA and The Hartford Financial Services Group to build a Victorian style house on a vacant lot at 54 Huntington Street – just down the street from the church.

Over the next six months, there will be a need for construction volunteers on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week. There will also be periodic Build Days for families and other groups within our church. The work will include carpentry, hanging sheetrock, painting, and finish work under the oversight of crew leaders with years of experience in working with volunteers. In addition, volunteers will be needed as hosts in the mornings and as cooks to prepare lunches for the construction volunteers. No prior construction experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and to have a heart for the city. If you would like to volunteer for construction, hosting, or meal preparation, please contact Rich Grobe at 860.306.5394 or rrgrobe@aol.com.