EHC's president Tim Sprague said it costs about $85,000 to build a home locally. (It can cost as little as $800 in some developing countries according to HFHI.) EHC commits to half the needed funds and the rest is matched by HFHI.
Each participating congregation usually donates $500 to $10,000 dollars which is raised by fundraisers, donations, or line items in the church's annual budget to fund and build every house.
Recent fundraisers included a wine tasting event, which featured a broad selection of wines from around the world, and a Rock Support For Food and Shelter, a "Classic Rock 'n Roll Street Party" at Trinity Cathedral
which raised $8,000.
"What is magical about this is it doesn't take a whole lot of work," said Sprague
has seen several octogenarians volunteering.
"Nothing is more rewarding than working and seeing the smile on a family's faces," said Sprague
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