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Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church: Front Lawn Build

Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church: Front Lawn Build

The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church has been a long-time partner of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, providing financial and volunteer support for close to twenty-five years.

For our most recent project, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church brought our work home to their neighborhood, inviting volunteers from their congregation to frame a Diamond Park home on the front lawn of the historic Montgomery Ave church.

“I am fortunate as a long-term member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church to also volunteer weekly with the Habitat Philadelphia Home Repair Program. So when these two hallowed affiliations partnered by mobilizing 60 volunteers to build a complete two-story house frame in just six hours, I was joyfully astounded by the monumental success,” said Bill Hanna, who participated in Saturday’s build.

“We are especially delighted to witness to their good work and our partnership to the Main Line community in such a visible way,” said Rebecca Kirkpatrick, Associate Pastor for Adult Education and Mission at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. 

The framed home will remain on display in Bryn Mawr through the end of the week before being transported to Diamond Park as we continue construction on the first phase of twelve houses.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia welcomes individuals and groups of all faiths to help us build a Philadelphia where everyone has a decent place to live. At the end of October, our Home Repair team will lead teams of volunteers in Mantua for Building on Faith week, performing external repairs on sixteen homes and working with community partners for other projects. If you or your faith-based organization would like to be involved, please reach out to

Photos by Andy Sagcal, BMPC.