We teamed up with San Diego Pride to create BuildOUT, a historic event that brought together LGBTQ community members to build homes and bridges. The long-awaited partnership is rooted in our shared values – building community and inspiring hope.
On Saturday, January 27th, 70 Pride volunteers set out to four different locations throughout San Diego County in support of Habitat’s mission. They built on our new construction site on Harrison Street, helped us restore homes in the Logan Heights community, and worked in each of our ReStore locations in Kearny Mesa, National City, and Escondido.
We’re so excited about our new partnership with San Diego Pride, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to put our vision into action while helping to unite the San Diego community. We hope to continue this success and grow BuildOUT into an annual event with increasing impact.
“Safe, stable, affordable housing is the foundation of thriving individuals, families, and communities,” said Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. “We are honored to walk side-by-side with San Diego Pride and the LGBTQ community to provide opportunities for homeownership for every San Diegan who needs a hand up to build a better future.”
According to San Diego Pride’s Executive Director, Fernando Zweifach López, Jr:
Here are two organizations that most people have never said in the same sentence before, working hand-in-hand to find shared values all while engaging community and building community. It’s a beautiful thing to focus on how two vastly different entities can find common ground … the world needs more of that.
Watch KFMB San Diego’s local news coverage:
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. Want to get involved? Click the links below:
About San Diego LGBT Pride
Founded in 1974, San Diego LGBT Pride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is “Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally.” www.sdpride.org