Letter from the Director
Partnerships, the building blocks of Habitat!
Partnership. It’s an important word in Habitat world. In fact, it is the word that sets us apart from most other organizations. Many nonprofits are doing great work by helping those less fortunate, but at Habitat, we recognize that it is sometimes the giving back that can strengthen those in need the most. To know you didn’t receive a handout, but rather joined forces with others in your community to make great opportunities possible for your and other families is a powerful feeling.
Each year, we are honored to partner with 8-10 families who have made a commitment to themselves and future Habitat homeowners by purchasing a Habitat home. Each home we sell creates future funding for another family, and we hope our homeowners recognize the important role they play as leaders in our organization. We enjoy getting to know each family, and we are grateful to the community partners who value this model and help us build each year.
In August, we broke ground for the first home in a new section of our Broadway community just off of US 1 in Aberdeen. The home will be built with and sold to a fantastic future Habitat homeowner who has recently racked up 600 sweat equity hours in her journey to home ownership.
Gail Ayers is a dedicated employee at St. Joseph of the Pines,
and serves as another example of how
partnership is so critical to the mission of Habitat. After St. Joseph partnered with Habitat in 2015 to build a home for one of their employees, other employees began to ask “How can I build with Habitat?” Leaders within the organization were able to connect them with Habitat and apply – and Gail was one of those applicants. Since joining our family, Gail has been an incredible partner – her friendly smile and easy demeanor inspire us daily, and her untiring work ethic has caused her to rack up an amazing 600 sweat equity hours (double the required amount – and she just started her own home)!
We invite you to build with Gail this Fall –
the weather is getting cooler, and there are houses that need to be built!
It's a Wrap
The 2018 Women Build Committee have made their mark forever in our hearts!
The Women Build Committtee has raised over $70,000 and we are putting the finishing touching this home for Alicia Hockday. We are thankful for all of the committee members, volunteers, and donors who made this dream of homeownership a reality!
The committee wrapped up the fundrasing season with a grand finale! The Women's Empowerment Breakfast at Forest Creek on September 6th was an event that will leave a lasting impression on many. We are grateful to the women who had the courage to share their challenges and their struggle to suceed.
||Many thanks to Kay Beran, Mary Balfour Dunlap, Janet Galloway, Michele Lupkas, and Patrice Sha-Ron McPhatter. And, to Donna Engelson who was able to keep us all on point and time. You are an inspiration to us all!
||Habitat Home Dedication
Please help us celebrate Ms. Tasha Daniel’s new Habitat home in Aberdeen. Tasha has worked at least 100 hours over the required 300 “Sweat Equity” hours and is now eligible for Habitat’s 0% mortgage program. Thank you to Team Rubicon IV and all the volunteers that made her dream come true. Our mission is made possible by partnering with families, volunteers and the community to build homes, communities and future generations.
Saturday, September 22nd
109 Fullers Way
Aberdeen NC 28315
Wednesday October 4th at 8:00am
100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines
Join other local business leaders to support local employees and their families at this complimentary breakfast. Learn about the accomplishment made possible by the thousands of volunteers that joined us this year and how you can get involved in 2019! Their are many ways to contribute your time, money or skills.
||2019 Gala Committee Meetings
Third Wednesday of Every Month at 3:00
Habitat Conference Room
2268 NC Highway 5
Do you love entertaining, organizing, bringing people together through an AWESOME EVENT? This is a perfect opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with other mission driven folks in the community. We invite YOU to join the 2019 Habitat Gala Committee, share your talents, connections, and creative fundraising ideas. Please message us or RSVP at 910-295-1934 and ask for Stacy or email to Nicole Neves, Chair Woman, at email@example.com
||30 Year Anniversay Build
Weekend of October 12th-14th
112 Blyther Street, Aberdeen
Did you know this is our affiliate’s 30th anniversary? To celebrate, we are going to build for 30 hours over the October 12-14 weekend concluding at noon with a ceremony and lunch on Sunday, October 14th. A committee of longtime volunteers is planning the weekend with many ways to look back at where we have been and how Habitat has been impacting families for three decades.
Mark Trudeau to our Staff!
Mark is a former Board member and will oversee our repair ministry. This incredible team is tackling several projects in September to fully utilize grant funds available to help our elderly and disabled residents (who are non-Habitat homeowners) to age in place safely and affordably.
From the Restore Director
Please follow us on Facebook at @sandhillshabitat in Moore County and @richmondhabitat in Richmond County to see new items that have come through our doors.
We also post our upcoming sales and events via Facebook. Be the first to know.
Another successful Stuff The Truck took place at the Moore County Community Flea Market, held at the Fair Barn. If you are interested in our ReStore truck coming to your community, yard sale, fundraiser, or estate sales, please contact Kimberly Braddy at 910-295-1934.
Volunteers are always needed and welcome in our ReStores. If you are interested to learn more about volunteering in our ReStores, please contact Rosemary Weber at 910-295-1934.
Please feel free to email or call me directly with any questions you may have about our
Moore and Richmond County ReStores.
Habitat’s mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable homes in our community,
but only through dedicated volunteers is this possible, so please consider
volunteering in our ReStore or at our Construction Site today.
Call Rosemary to find out how we can customize your perfect volunteer experience!
(910) 295-1934 or email firstname.lastname@example.org