MO-Hab will celebrate 25 years of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity St Louis in 2022.
Our Mission Statement
MO-Hab is committed to raising funds and awareness for adequate and affordable housing. MO-Hab sponsors benefit bicycle rides to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis which lends a hand-up for families to afford a home. Our faith calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus in fellowship with others.
Record Your Virtual Miles
Dates: April – June 13, 2022
Over this 10-week journey,
the Virtual MO-Hab
Donate to Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
Support MO-Hab XXV efforts to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis by clicking on the button below to donate. From the “Select a Fund” drop-down menu, select “Habitat for Humanity”. In Memo Box, add “MO-Hab” and any team member you would like to honor.
Order MO-Hab T-Shirts
NEW MO-Hab T-Shirts
A new design to celebrate
MO-Hab’s 25th year are now available
in adult sizes (S to 2XXL).
Cost: $15 per shirt
If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt, please email Joyce Smith and include preferred phone number.
NEW MO-Hab Masks
Masks with the new MO-Hab image are now available for purchase by emailing.
Cost: $5 per mask
If questions, please contact the MO-Hab Ministry Leader, Mary Corwin.
Who is MO-Hab?
The MO-Hab is a ministry of Manchester UMC, and they have been bicycling to create awareness and raise funds for Habitat for Humanity, St. Louis since 1998. Thanks to the generous financial support and to the hard work of dedicated volunteers, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis recognizes Manchester UMC as a Keystone Community Partner.
Over the 25 years of partnership, Manchester UMC has contributed to and worked on many of the 400 Habitat for Humanity homes built in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. These donations of hands, time and finances help deserving home buyers realize their dreams of safe, affordable homes for their families.
To learn more about Manchester UMC’s participation in building the homes, click here. To learn more about the process for home ownership, please click here. To learn more about the local homes that are currently being built and the St. Louis families who receive these homes, click here.
For many years the MO-Hab has completed their fundraising rides across Missouri, mostly on the KATY Trail. Beginning in 2011, the ride has alternated between Missouri’s KATY Trail and the Illinois section of Historic Route 66.
The pandemic in 2020, if anything, created an even greater need for affordable housing for deserving families but the 5-day MO-Hab Ride on the Katy Trail had to be canceled. That did not deter the MO-Hab Riders from their mission. Instead, this ministry adapted to a Virtual Trip around the USA welcoming walkers, runners and cyclists. The 2020 MO-Hab Team accomplished their mission by logging 12,045 miles over ten weeks and exceeded their goal of raising $26,878 for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis. This progress was shared on the MO-Hab Facebook as well as the ManchesterUMC Facebook page.
On April 24, 2022, the MO-Hab ministry celebrated its 25th anniversary. Here is an article to read more: The Missouri Methodist, June 2022
MO-Hab has much for which to be thankful. Here are some of the 2021 accomplishments:
$31,928 The amount raised for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, as of 10/31/21
15,214 The number of miles on our Virtual Trip around the USA
71 The number who participated in the Virtual Trip and the 5-day in-town ride
24 The number of years MO-Hab has been around to support Habitat
The XXIV MO-Hab Virtual Trip was open to walkers, runners and cyclists and was implemented from April 1 through June 14, 2021. Individuals simply kept track of and logged their weekly miles. Participants helped to raise awareness and funds for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis. Below is the collaborated mileage:
Thank you everyone who participated. After 11 weeks, we virtually traveled 15,214 miles!
Thank you for your support!
Follow our Manchester Mo-Hab Facebook page to see our progress,
posts from participants, and stay connected to the virtual ride.
If you are interested in helping plan events or have questions about MO-Hab, please contact the MO-Hab Ministry Leader, Mary Corwin.
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