Habitat for Humanity work outside

Habitat for Humanity

Since 1995, The Basilica has worked on Habitat for Humanity houses throughout our community, helping to make the joy and stability of home ownership a reality for local families. The Basilica has partnered with Twin Cities Habitat For Humanity by sponsoring a week-long annual “work camp.” Every summer, the Basilica provides a sponsorship fee and volunteers each day for five days to work on a home. Throughout the past two decades, the Basilica team has taken part in building a variety of home types including townhomes, duplexes, and single-family dwellings. 

Volunteers who participate in the “work camp” are treated to complimentary breakfast and lunch each day, provided by generous donors, and many volunteers return year after year. Basilica teams have been instrumental helping local families achieve their dream of affordable home ownership. Basilica groups have also played a significant role in assisting to re-build areas of north Minneapolis that were damaged by the devastating tornado which hit the region several years ago. 

Within the Habitat “work camp” there are volunteer activities for everyone of all ages—those 16 and up are welcomed to build. No experience with construction is required—we’ll train you and you may work at your own comfort level. Anyone of any age can help to greet the builders and/or make/serve snacks or breakfast/lunch. 

Habitat for Humanity Annual Build 2021

August 2-6, 2021

8720 47th Ave N, New Hope, MN

This year we will be back and better than ever with our annual Habitat for Humanity “work camp week”! It’s our 25th year of working on a Habitat home! The build will occur the week of August 2-6, 2021 at 8720 47th Ave N, New Hope, MN. Please contact Julia at 612.317.3413 or jfreeman@mary.org if you are interested in learning more.

Contact Julia for more information. 


Habitat 2017 crew outside