In November, we had Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims all working alongside Sohail on his family’s new home. Sohail served the US military as a translators in Afghanistan at great risk to his own family. Two of Sohail’s fellow translators also built homes in Como this year.
As the “eyes and ears of the American army”, Sohail and other translators were labeled infidels and were in constant threat of their life. After years of service, Sohail was able to bring his family to the safety of the United States. He chose Fort Worth because he had heard there were plenty of jobs.
Sohail joined the Habitat program and quickly started on his 250 sweat equity hours. His favorite part of the sweat equity hours has been helping build his neighbors’ homes. He has enjoyed getting to know the volunteers and his future neighbors. In fact, one of his neighbors, Margaret, was recently out working on her own home when she asked about the location of Sohail’s home. When she realized it was just a block over, she said, “That’s great. Sohail is such a sweet man, and I loved getting to know him on the build sites.”
Construction will finish up on Sohail’s home in early 2018. We are so privileged to have Sohail and his family as part of the Trinity Habitat family!
If you would like to help build another family’s home, join us as a volunteer! No construction experience required. Our friendly Cornerstone Construction Leaders will teach you everything you need to know. View available opportunities and sign up at TrinityHabitat.org/volunteer/build.