Over 100 community members turned out for an interfaith blessing hosted by Habitat for Humanity on Sunday at its newest site in Sammamish (photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity).

Habitat for Humanity hosts interfaith blessing in Sammamish

Over 100 community members turned out for an interfaith blessing hosted by Habitat for Humanity on Sunday at its newest site in Sammamish.

Representatives of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Christianity were on hand to bless the site, which is located at 2004 228th Ave. SE. It will feature 10 cottage-style homes that will be designed for affordable housing.

Among those in attendance were Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend and Deputy Mayor Bob Keller.

The city of Sammamish donated the land to Habitat for Humanity, the organization stated in a press release.

“PCL Construction and KLB Construction have donated labor to assist in the land development thus far,” the group said in the release. “In addition, many local faith groups and community members have donated money and volunteer hours to get the project off the ground.”

Habitat for Humanity is currently raising money for the project. Donations can be made at www.habitatskc.org. The organization expects to host volunteers beginning in the late spring.

Sammamish Deputy Mayor Bob Keller speaks during the interfaith blessing hosted by Habitat for Humanity on Sunday in Sammamish (photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity).

Sammamish Mayor Don Gerend addresses a crowd of over 100 community members at the interfaith blessing on Sunday in Sammamish (photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity).

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