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

Make an Impact! Summer Mission Trips: home-building in Puerto Rico or Pittsburgh

Our scouting team visits a home awaiting repairs in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood

Help families return home in Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, or help families in great need of affordable housing in Pittsburgh. Priority registration is open; general registration begins 2/24. Both DreamBuilders mission trips offer meaningful hands-on construction opportunities and fellowship. Teens must have completed 9th grade to go on a mission trip. For more details and registration: Puerto Rico or Pittsburgh



In Search of…Fabulous Auction Items

Themed Silent Auction basket of Fine Wine and Chocolate

To make our 14th annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction a successful event, we need your help! You can support DreamBuilders by donating items to the silent auction. Sports tickets, vacation rentals, gift baskets, wine and restaurant gift cards, dinners, service projects, tours, jewelry, children’s items…anything you would like to contribute (unused items only, please) will help raise money for our mission trips. See the Silent Auction Solicitation Letter for more information and a letter to present to businesses when soliciting donations. All gifts tax deductible and greatly appreciated!

To donate to the silent auction, contact Cathy (heycathy@verizon.net) or John (john.mcbeth@verizon.net)

We’re counting on your support…

DreamBuilders invites you to our delicious annual fundraiser evening!

We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening and bid on a wonderful selection of auction items, including: sports, theater or special event tickets, vacation getaways, artwork, memorabilia, themed baskets, fine wine, gift cards, and children items. This is our major fundraiser; all proceeds will support DreamBuilders mission trips and projects throughout the year. Please come and bring your family and friends, too!

Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction takes place March 9th, 5-8pm at Temple Isaiah in Fulton.

Come with us: General Information Meeting is 2/10 at St. Mark’s

Installing a Truss – Blitz Build

We’re getting ready for the summer of 2019. Mission trips to two locations are taking shape. Weather disasters and building community are influencing our destination decisions this year. Come find out how you can be part of a team to help families in need–rebuild, and change lives! Please note the venue: St. Mark’s Church, 12700 Hall Shop Rd, Highland, February 10th at 2pm.