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Three Faiths Under One Roof

Members of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths came together in an effort to build a Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas house in the Steven's Creek subdivision.

Members of Christian, Jewish and Muslim religions came together in an effort to build a Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas house in the Stevens Creek subdivision.

The "Interfaith Home" dedication by a Christian pastor, Jewish rabbi and Muslim imam, each giving their own special blessing, was Sunday at the subdivision at 1845 Betty Lane.

Pastor Donna Oberkreser of Central Christian Church, Rabbi Daniel Treiser of Temple B’nai Israel and Hassan Shibly of the Islamic Society of Pinellas County and Director of the Council of American Islamic Relations, performed their faith blessings before Tiffani Miller and her daughter got the keys to their new home.

Miller, who also helped build the house, is a teacher at Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg. 

The three congregations provided financial and volunteer support to get the home built over the last few months. Members from the different groups helped landscape the home Dec. 28.

The Interfaith House is part of the 51 unit Stevens Creek subdivision being built at the former Homer Villas public housing site near Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road.

One model home features a special solar powered water heater. Two other homes were built when nearly 1,000 volunteers came out during a special "Blitz Build" week

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