GPD Building Homes

With churches and Habitat for Humanity

Evan Smith
June 10, 2019 - 3:33 pm

Local law enforcement and churches are making a big effort to give back to the community.

The Greenville Police Department has announced that, in an effort to figuratively build bridges with the community, the department will literally be building homes.

As a part of their “Bridge Builder” series, officers are trying to increase access to affordable housing.

As Officer Munoz of GPD explained, the effort is aimed at fostering greater connection, cooperation and goodwill among disparate groups in the community.

“As you may know, community is one of our core values here at GPD,” Munoz said in a video message. “That’s why we’re partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and several churches to help build a home for a family in need. A wall raising ceremony will held June 20th and over the course of this build, we’ll be giving you updates, so check back in.”

Head over to the department’s Facebook page for updates during the summer.

The house build is thanks in part to volunteers from Long Branch Baptist Church, Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist, and Christ Church Episcopal.

Construction will begin later in June and will last about 12 weeks.

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