The project began with an anonymous donor who challenged those in my church to live our creed. By the time the Coleman family moved into their new home this spring, six parishes, three high schools, one television network, two colleges, two chapters of the Knights of Columbus, and the St. Vincent’s Health System had joined forces to build it.

300 volunteers gave more than 2,100 hours of time, and local financial support for this house totaled $43,500.