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Letter From the Director
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Amie Fraley
Executive Director
As the leaves and temperatures begin to fall, the importance of a safe, decent, affordable (and cozy) home becomes even more apparent.   As a builder of Energy Star efficient homes, we know our homeowners can enjoy the benefits of low heating and cooling costs.  We are proud to partner with AirRich Heating & Air to provide the certified testing required to build to this superior standard. 
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"The reason we work with Sandhills Habitat is because God has blessed our life beyond measure and we want to pass those blessings on.  God continues to bless our business so we can help others, like it says in Hebrews 13:1, “Let brotherly love continue”.  We believe in Jesus Christ and his teachings, to love and care for others.
By putting our faith in action, the AirRICH Heating and Cooling family is committed to performing high quality work and providing Habitat homeowners with affordable and energy efficient homes.
It has and continues to be a wonderful opportunity to work with the Sandhills Habitat team, their commitment and hard work makes our partnership a very rewarding one."

God bless,
Richard and Sharon Jones, Jason Morgan
Our homeowners have shared stories with us of energy costs in excess of $400 and $500 per month before moving into their Habitat home.  When renting an older home, failing duct work and sky-high electric bills are not a concern for the landlord who isn’t paying them.  Many of our homeowners have noted there were more than just a few tears of joy as they opened that first electric bill in their new home.  It’s just one more way that a Habitat home helps a family change the course of their future – each of those dollars saved can be put toward other goals and dreams.  Thank you for making this possible by supporting Habitat’s mission – together we can build more than homes.
2017 GALA
Call for Volunteers
Do you love throwing a fantastic party?  Do you have a passion for creating a beautiful event to celebrate and support a worthy cause making a real difference here in our community?  If so, we invite you to join us on November 3 at 4pm for the kickoff planning meeting of the 2017 Habitat Gala.  The Gala is our signature fundraising event, often generating enough funds to build a home (and sometimes two) each year.  It’s a dazzling evening including dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction.  Each year, we strive to bring new ideas and twists to the event.  Bringing new volunteers is key to making this possible.  
We hope you will come to the kickoff meeting
on the 3rd to see if you can lend a hand to our mission while having a great time!

Call 910.295.1934 ext 234
for more information.
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Our goal this year is to fund and build a home on Hardin Street in West Southern Pines with our local employers in 2017. Our hope is to make this a community effort, not just a house-by-house project.  As the leaders of our business community, you are uniquely exposed to the needs of your employees.  Our vision includes ensuring those who make this a great place to live have a retreat of their own within our county at the end of a long day.  We are asking you to partner with us to help make that vision a reality.
Contact Amie Fraley for more information.
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Tax-Free Gifts
from your IRA can change a local family’s life this year!
Habitat Donate In December of last year, new rules allowing 100% tax-free gifts from your IRA (Individual Retirement Accounts) were signed into law.  If you qualify for these benefits, we hope you will consider making a gift to Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills.  Please take a look at the rules below:
  1. You must be age 70 ½ on the date you make the transfer gift.
  2. You may make your gifts in any amounts allowed by your IRA administrator.
  3. Your total gifts in any one year to all charities may not exceed $100,000.
  4. Your transfer gifts will qualify as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD).
  5. You will not have to pay taxes on the amounts going directly to charity as they will qualify as part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).
  6. Since you will not be taxed on the transfer gifts you will not receive an additional charitable deduction.
Additional information regarding this benefit is found at our website, sandhillshabitat.org.  If you decide to make a gift to Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, please notify Amie Fraley at 910-295-1934 or afraley@sandhillshabitat.org so that we may properly track and acknowledge your support.  Thank you!
Volunteer of the Month


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Ann and her late husband Bob retired to Pinehurst in 1992.  Even though she is from Michigan, she strongly identifies with Fort Worth, Texas where she grew up.  Don’t mess with either Texas or Ann.  Her quick wit will get you.
Ann’s background as a real estate agent after her family was grown made her a perfect fit for volunteering in Habitat’s mortgage area in 1993. She is here like clockwork unless she is caught up in visiting her family in Michigan or on one of her fabulous European trips with her family and her long-time friend Anne Wright.  Ann has been an avid golfer and amazing contract and duplicate bridge player.  Her two great-grandchildren are her focus currently along with her three children and five grandchildren.
Sandhills Habitat is lucky and privileged to have Ann Wood as a dedicated volunteer and to that end, let us all celebrate her as our HFH NC Sandhills November Volunteer of the month.
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Stacy has been with us almost since Day 1, with over 5 years of volunteering with us, you can always expect to see him smiling.  He helps in any way he can, often doing many different jobs during the days that he is working each week.  A volunteer, donor, and shoppers favorite person to see, he is the epitome of family here at the Richmond County Restore.  A huge THANKS goes out to him!
Our Habitat Families
Commitment is the Key to the Door of your Habitat Homes
  • Our Habitat families commit to cleaning up their credit, paying all bad debts, and keeping their finances in order.
  • Our Habitat families commit to attending classes once a month in homeownership skills, fiscal responsibility, and life skills.Habitat Icon 2
  • Our Habitat families commit to 300 hours of physical labor working on the building site, the ReStore, and other activities.
  • Our Habitat families work hard and the reward is a home of their own at zero percent interest and a spirit of commitment that they will carry forever.
Be a Part of Our Habitat Family!
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Robbins, Saturday October, 15th
ReStore Tent Sale 
This was in conjunction with the wall raising on the new Habitat house located on Hemp and Kennedy. We toted a large representation of donations that we currently receive in Moore and Richmond County to Robbins. A special thank you to our wonderful volunteers that helped unpack, set up and tear down. Groups such as O’Neal school, Boys and Girls Club and the Pinecrest National Honor Society were extremely helpful in making this happen.

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Stuff the Truck
In a Neighborhood Near You!
stuffthetruck 4The ReStores in Moore and Richmond County were busy the month of October with 3 more Stuff the Truck events. We want to thank the Seven Lakes communities, Community Presbyterian Church, and the Congregational Church of Pinehurst for thinking of us with their generous donations. We are currently booking for the Spring of 2017. Please call to schedule yours today.
To Book a Stuff the Truck Event,
Call 910-295-1934 ask for Kim
To schedule a free pick up, call 910-295-2798

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Richmond County ReStore News
During the Month of October, the Richmond County Restore held a Fall Yard Sale.  We had irresistible prices on many of our already great priced items.  A few of our neighbors also sold merchandise and we had an excellent turn-out.  Be sure to mark your calendars for the Spring Yard Sale the first Saturday of May.
Also during October we hosted a Cloth Pumpkin Class, a repeat from last year by popular demand.  Our next DIY will be on November 14th at 6pm, and it only cost a $10 donation to Habitat.  We will be making Snow globes and other Christmas oriented crafts.  We always have great fun, fellowship, and food in addition to learning a new way to use something purchased in the Restore.  The class is limited to 15 participants, so sign-up soon, and don’t forget participants get a special sale just for them that night.  This will be the last class for 2016, so don’t miss it!

For Volunteer opportunities in our ReStores
call 910-295-1934 and ask for our volunteer coordinator.

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Walls Up Robbins
On Saturday, Oct. 15, members of First Baptist Church, Southern Pines, NC, The Village Chapel, Pinehurst, NC, Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Smyrna United Methodist, Bible Tabernacle, Pinehurst United Methodist Church, Community Presbyterian Church, and Robbins Elementary School came together to raise the walls on Shelia Williams home on Hemp St. in Robbins, NC. 

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Wall-raising is always a day of great joy and hard work.  This lot, which was a parking lot, was sold to us by the Town of Robbins for $1.00,  Now a family will have a house and the town will have a new homeowner. We need churches, civic groups and individuals in the Robbins area to help us complete the home for this great family.  The new homeowners work on-site so you will probably get to meet them and discuss how Habitat builds homes, communities and future generations.

The RVers
The first week of Oct. 2016 was an exciting one for our affiliate, two groups came into town to build and do repair work.  The first group, the RVers roll in to visit and work every year staying at the Sycamore Lodge Resort.  This year they commuted to a work-site in Carthage every day.  That’s dedication.  They come from all over the United States.
This great hard-working group of up-to-30 people is logistically led by Polly Paterek.   They completely rehabbed a house we recycled for a wonderful family. In one week, they took a distressed house and made it presentable. We look forward to next year when they visit us again.
The Traveling Sisterhood of the Stilletto
And the same week, a group of mainly women and three
brave men, called The Traveling Sisterhood of Stilletto power (2) smthe Stilletto arrived to do a massive repair in Robbins, NC.  Stilletto refers to Stilletto tools not the shoes.  This group captained by all of them came in mostly from the west coast.  Every year, the group votes to do work at a Habitat site and they particularly liked what we do at Sandhills Habitat. Plus staying at the fabulous Homewood Suites was an extra draw for them.  This year’s work was a repair for a young disabled, wheelchair bound man named Robert, who lives near our new construction on Hemp St. in Robbins.  The Stillettos work will allow  Robert to live independently, warmly and safely in his house.  

Thanks to both groups for their hard work and hope to see you again next year.
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We Need Your Help
Volunteers are needed at our construction sites, our two Re-Stores (Moore and Richmond), various committees, office/data entry work, fundraising and special events.

Please keep these Habitat volunteer needs in mind when you are at your next meeting, at church, or at a social gathering.  Possibly consider bringing a friend the next time you are volunteering at Habitat.

Only through our partnership with families, volunteers and the community are we able to build houses, communities and future generations, please help us continue our mission.

Please contact Rosemary Weber, Volunteer Coordinator
​Our Intern, Stacy McLaren will be leaving us at the end of the month, we will miss her! All the staff and volunteers wish her the very best in all her future endeavors.

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