DreamBuilders is Mobilizing! Young Adults and Teens: Join our Virtual “Town Hall” June 22

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Please join us for a virtual meeting Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7PM. We need your ideas on how DreamBuilders can best serve those in need during this challenging time. Please spread the word and let’s show the community what DreamBuilders can accomplish! Adults are welcome too, but we will be soliciting ideas from the youth first. 

Sadly, the Coronavirus pandemic caused DreamBuilders to cancel our mission trips and local building projects this year. It’s not possible to undertake our significant construction projects while ensuring the safety of our volunteers. Social distancing isn’t feasible on construction sites. Rest assured, we will resume our mission of building homes for those in need as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, the leadership team is ready to apply our organization skills, significant volunteer base and our financial resources to help during this crisis. We have some ideas on how we can support the local communities with food drives, etc. and we want your input about other ways DreamBuilders can make a difference!  Watch this space and emails for the ZOOM meeting invite.     

Win a Raffle for an iPhone 11 Pro Max!

Apple iPhone Pro Max with 256 GBytes of Memory

Be lucky, and support DreamBuilders! The virtual drawing will be held June 30, 2020. Winner will be called immediately.

$20 per raffle ticket / $50 for 3 raffle tickets. Only 200 tickets for sale. Contact john.mcbeth@verizon.net for tickets.

A transformative triple‑camera system that adds tons of capability without complexity. An unprecedented leap in battery life. Double the water resistance to a depth of 4 meters for 30 minutes. And a mind‑blowing chip that doubles down on machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. Welcome to the first iPhone powerful enough to be called Pro. iphone-11-pro

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.5‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688‑by‑1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)

Virtual Matzohball Run to Benefit DreamBuilders and Our Maryland Community

Sign up for Temple Isaiah‘s 16th Annual Matzohball 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run from June 7-14, 2020. Register for FREE and run your own personal 5K or 1 mile course anywhere close to home.  Donations of any amount are welcome! This safe running event supports others in need, particularly during this challenging time. The event benefits DreamBuilders, Grassroots, HopeWorks, and the Temple community. #VirtualMatzohBall

View our 1 minute Matzohball Run Appreciation Video: https://youtu.be/91mcI9wN0u8

Be Lucky! Buy a raffle ticket for an iPhone 11 Pro Max

Apple iPhone Pro Max with 256 GBytes of Memory

Help support DreamBuilders and some good luck may rub off!

$20 per raffle ticket / $50 for 3 raffle tickets. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

A transformative triple‑camera system that adds tons of capability without complexity. An unprecedented leap in battery life. Double the water resistance to a depth of 4 meters for 30 minutes. And a mind‑blowing chip that doubles down on machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a smartphone can do. Welcome to the first iPhone powerful enough to be called Pro. iphone-11-pro

  • Super Retina XDR display
  • 6.5‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED Multi‑Touch display
  • HDR display
  • 2688‑by‑1242-pixel resolution at 458 ppi
  • 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
  • The VIRTUAL Drawing will be June 30, 2020 and winner will be notified immediately. held at 8pm on April 4, 2020 at the conclusion of the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at Temple Isaiah in Fulton. Need not be present to win. For tickets, contact: john.mcbeth@verizon.net

POSTPONED: Save the Date: Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction 2020

POSTPONED due to restrictions on large events. We plan to hold the event later this year, and will share details as they become available.

A DreamBuilders Spaghetti Dinner Dessert Favorite: Cookies by Sugar Mamma Bakery

Please support our annual dinner fundraising event on April 4, 2020 at Temple Isaiah, 5-8 pm. Bid on a wonderful selection of auction items, including: NFL football tickets; fine art, jewelry, wine, gift certificates to local restaurants, stellar timeshare vacations, and more. All proceeds directly support DreamBuilders mission trips and projects. No rsvp needed. Adults $15; Children 11 & under are $10. Cash or check only.

Donate Silent Auction items! The silent auction is DreamBuilders’ primary fundraising event of the year. Contributions–large and small–are needed from you, local merchants, and others. All contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated! To donate items, please contact: Cathy Gold (heycathy@verizon.net)

Join DreamBuilders at the Mistletoe Mart, November 7-9

Enjoy crafts, food, door prizes, baked goods, and the Angel Room for kids under eight

Continue Joyce Chomko’s legacy and raise awareness of DreamBuilders’ mission by volunteering to sell fair trade coffees and teas at Mistletoe Mart in Carroll County. Hosted by Church of the Ascension (a DreamBuilders parish), this juried event brings together a variety of affordable, made-in-America, useful and unique gift items created by artisans of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Sign up to sell DreamBuilders fair trade coffee and tea

We’ll have a tribute to Joyce on the DreamBuilders’ bulletin board behind our table. Come buy coffees and teas to support DreamBuilders, and start your holiday season with us!

For Mistletoe Mart ticket information, vendors, directions, and more

Sad News – Remembering Joyce Chomko

Joyce Chomko, 1945-2019

Joyce Chomko was a dedicated member of the DreamBuilders leadership team for over 15 years. A long-time member of Ascension Church in Westminster, MD, Joyce energetically recruited adults and teens to participate in DreamBuilders projects. Joyce herself traveled with DreamBuilders to New Mexico, West Virginia, Missisippi, Vermont, New Jersey and Lousianna for a total of 12 work trips In addition, Joyce worked locally in Baltimore City, Westminster, Columbia and Sykesville. Her legacy of faith and service exemplifies the mission of DreamBuilders.

In memory of Joyce, “Joyce’s Crew” sponsorship fund has been established to provide financial assistance to teens that wish participate in DreamBuilders work trips. Joyce advocated for teen financial assistance with a personal passion and we will honor her by continuing this opportunity. Interested teens may contact the DreamBuilders leadership from their church or temple. Donations to Joyce’s Crew can be made to DreamBuilders, c/o St. Mark’s Church, 12700 Hall Shop Rd, Highland, MD 20777 with “Joyce’s Crew” indicated in the memo area of the check. For online donations, please include “Joyce’s Crew” in the note section: https://dreambuildersmd.org/home/donate/

With Much Appreciation for the MatzohBall Run

2019 MatzohBall Run Donation
Ben L. presents a check to John, on behalf of Temple Isaiah Men’s Club

Temple Isaiah Men’s Club donated $3500 to DreamBuilders operations. These funds are a portion of proceeds from their 14th annual Matzohball 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run, held in June. DreamBuilders is grateful for the continued support of the TI Men’s Club.

Pittsburgh Mission Trip is a Resounding Success

DreamBuilders in Pittsburgh, 2019

On June 23-29, twenty-two DreamBuilders worked in the Enright Court neighborhood located in East Liberty, a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. The build was made in collaboration with several non profit groups: East Liberty Development Inc., Full Quiver, and Rebuilding Pittsburgh. Despite the heat, the champions worked on both interior and exterior demolition and reframed walls (including one roof) and installed vinyl siding, windows, doors, and interior drywall. Local neighbors of the Enright Court community also teamed with our group! The mission experience was a great week of collaboration, fellowship and hard work, serving an impoverished area of the City of Bridges.

DreamBuilding in Puerto Rico

The storm destroyed the original roof, doors, and windows of this home; flooding caused the family to seek shelter at a neighbor’s home.

Twenty months after Hurricane Maria struck the island, recovery continues outside of San Juan and in rural areas. In May 2019, our team helped repair two homes in the northeastern coastal town of Loiza. We worked on demolition, mudding and sanding drywall ceilings; priming and painting interior and exterior walls, installing wood trim, caulking, cementing doorframes and patching around windows, and more. We were grateful to work with a native Puerto Rican fellow missioner who grew up in Maryland. Special thanks to Sterling Quality Water for sponsoring Julio, who did outstanding work. Julio was glad for the opportunity to use his construction skills to give back to Puerto Rico. Both families are excited to soon move back into their homes when the work is finished.

Some missioners work together to sand a ceiling to perfection.
Crews with Americorps and SBP team leads (above and below.)
For more photos of these missioners at work and play: DreamBuildersMD on facebook and google album