November 15, 2021

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 efforts of Catholic and Presbyterian Church’s and volunteers has been significant in social outreach to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton (HfHGD) partner families. CtBS has earned an outstanding reputation with Habitat for Humanity and was pleased to receive recognition for excellence at the state of Ohio Habitat level.

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.

The support of Pastors and parishioners in Catholic and Presbyterian Church’s has been a sign of God’s support for our mission to provide affordable housing to Habitat partner families. While we regret the current state of our organization being unable to continue, we are proud of what we have accomplished and the fine relationship we enjoy with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton.

Although we are dissolving our organization the need for affordable housing remains. We ask that everyone continue your support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton both financially and through volunteering.

Sincerely,

The Trustees of Catch the Building Spirit

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