by Deborah Streahle

For the past several Saturdays, individuals from many local churches and faith groups have congregated at 832 Denise Drive in Bryan. But they haven’t come for religious services.  They’ve come to build.

The Davenport’s new Habitat home is sponsored by a unique group of religious organizations whose aim is to put their faith into action. The Interfaith Build invites all groups of faith to join the effort to provide volunteers and funds for the construction of a new house for a family in need.

The Davenport home is the second Interfaith Build and the first located in the Faith Subdivision, a new neighborhood of Habitat homes in Bryan. A recent grant from Habitat for Humanity International helped fund Faith Subdivision’s infrastructure – establishing roads, sidewalks, underground electrical service, gas, water, storm drains, sanitary sewer lines and road lighting. The Davenport’s house will be the seventh home completed in the new neighborhood. There will be 20 by the end of the year and 24 when the subdivision is complete.