Information provided by Boy Scout Troop 452:
Boy Scout Troop 452, chartered by Arlington United Methodist Church, first began making handcrafted birdhouses for Missions fundraisers in 2008 for Habitat for Humanity’s Toolbox Bash annual dinner/silent auction as part of Habitat’s Youth United program and raised about $500 for missions on their first try.
Most recently, Troop 452 made 16 birdhouses to raise money for the combined mission team of Arlington, Vineyard and Christ United Methodist Churches in the Memphis area to go on a mission trip to Liberia, Africa in July. Airfare has skyrocketed for the team of ten going to install dental equipment and plant palm oil trees as a means of income. That income will be used to send their children to school as there are no free pubic schools in Liberia.