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Thank You for Your Support as We Are Dissolving Our Organization After 29 Years of building

Welcome to “Catch the Building Spirit”

Catholics and Presbyterians building Habitat homes together in the greater Dayton, OH area

– Our purpose is to help low-income families to obtain affordable housing.

– Each year we fund and build a house for a partnering family.

– We work in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.


It is with heavy heart that we announce that Catch the Building Spirit (CtBS) will close its operations and will not build a house in 2022.

The decision to close and dissolve the organization was difficult and came after much prayer and consideration of multiple issues. The Board of Trustees is proud of the many contributions our organization has made to the community, but circumstances over the last few years have made it increasingly difficult to maintain our activities and meet our goals.

Accomplishments over the last 29 years:

  • We have helped thirty families with a new home.
  • Over 120 family members directly impacted, and another 100-200 extended family impacted.
  • Over 100,000 Volunteer Hours performed by 7500 different volunteers.
  • Catch the Building Spirit has provided an estimated value of $2.6 million dollars in home value to our area families in labor, materials, and cash donations.
  • Materials:

Thirty new front doors

Nine hundred gallons of paint applied

40,000 square feet of flooring

90,000 nails hammered

We wish to thank everyone for your support in financial donations, providing meals, volunteer hours working on the homes, in-kind donations and your prayers of support.

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For more information please contact:

Hank Baust


Cell:  937-546-0085