In addition to a financial commitment of $2,500 to Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity to assist with building their 2022 Faith Build House, West Des UMC has agreed to supply up to ten workers on two volunteer workdays to help with the construction of the new home.

Other area congregations are also partnering with Habitat on this project.

Our work dates are Saturday, November 12 (8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and Friday, November 18 (All day – 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.).

Construction on the house located at 1033 Shaw Street in Des Moines’ Capitol View neighborhood began in late August and is progressing nicely. Since we will work late in the build process, our shifts should involve indoor tasks.


To sign up for one or both of the volunteer work dates, please visit the Faith Build Volunteer Registration website.

Registration deadlines are November 7 for the first workday and November 14 for the second date. For more information contact Paul Gesell at  or phone 515-221-1769.