Letter from the Director- Let's Celebrate!
It’s May, and we have so many things to celebrate in Habitat world. Too often, we jump from one build to the next, pushing ourselves hard and then scurrying on to the next project without taking a moment to celebrate the great work created by the partnerships at Habitat. So, we invite you to reflect on some of the great news of the past few weeks with us:
- Thank you for making the 2017 Habitat Gala an enormous success! With a few dollars still trickling in, we are over $105,000 in net proceeds! This means we will build an entire home and repair 10 additional homes with the funds generated during the evening. We will have a special thank you in The Pilot to the many hands that made the evening possible, and to announce our 2018 date – April 14th!
- A great party around here is when a homeowner pays off a mortgage. We had two homeowners do this in May, and we are extremely proud of their commitment to Habitat. Our success is built on the idea that we all play an important role at Habitat. This is equally true of each of our homeowners. Their mortgage payments create approximately 1/3 of the cash generated each month to pay for the materials and costs associated with serving new families. It is all about paying it forward, and we appreciate these fantastic homeowners.
- Congratulations to one of those homeowner, Khalisha Watkins, who opened the “Fresh Catch of the Day Seafood Market” on US 1 (behind CVS). She opened her doors with a free fish fry and all donations were given to Habitat to serve as a Business Build sponsorship.
Help us celebrate the great stories coming out of Habitat’s mission by sharing this newsletter with your friends, liking us on Facebook or Instagram, or inviting a friend to an upcoming dedication in June. We know we have a great volunteer opportunity for you at Habitat – please let us know if you would like to be involved!
National Women Build Week
We were off to a fantastic start on Saturday May 6th , hammers were swinging, saws were buzzing and lumber was being framed out all in a sea of pink hardhats! This was a day filled with 27 women from R. Riverter and Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints volunteering to make a better life for a family building a home, community and future generations.
May 6 through May 13th
Empowering Women to build a safe, decent and affordable home
for a hard working family.
So, Ladies, let’s keep the momentum going…
Saturday of every month, starting in August, will be designed as a
“Women Build Day”
On Saturday, August 19thwe will be raising the walls for
another hardworking family in Southern Pines...
so bring a friend, mark your calendars and reserve your spot for your day of building and empowering women every where. Contact Rosemary Weber for more information.
call (910) 295-1934 ext 227 or email email@example.com
|Our Deepest Gratitude
goes out to those who think of us in times of lost and to honor loved ones.
|In Memory of...
||In Honor of...
Matthew Joseph Kemple
Mr. & Mrs. George Stahl
Clarence M. Ziegler
|Mr. & Mrs. Bob Cook
Dr, & Mrs. John Ellis
Mrs. Katherine Ewing
Mr. & Mrs. William Hanna
Mr. & Mrs. Bert Harrell
Dr. & Mrs. G. P. Henderson
Mrs. Nancy Howe
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Kurtz
Dr. & Mrs. John Monroe
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Newsome
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Robbins
Mr. & Mrs. Kersey Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Bob Woodward
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Woodward
|Big Shout Out to Gabrielle Kinney and Jakob Fix.
Gabrielle Kinney and Jakob Fix have been instrumental in our ReStore’s “Stuff the Truck” events for the past 3 years. They have volunteered countless hours in our ReStore in Moore County by cleaning, sorting, and pricing our donated goods. Gabrielle and Jakob have been great mentors for the future High School volunteers, by telling and showing everyone how much fun and rewarding it can be working in the ReStore.
Our extreme gratitude goes to them for their dedication, hard work and belief in our Mission by being leaders in our Stuff the Truck events. They have packed, wrapped, loaded and unloaded our ReStore trucks with goods donated from large rummage/yard sale remains.
It is bittersweet this year, we are so proud of them as they graduate from Pinecrest High School and move onto college in the fall, but, they will be sorely missed. They are so dedicated, that they offered to return from college and work a “Stuff the Truck” event and only asked for a two week notice. They even worked the whole day in the heat before their prom. They had little time to get ready but still look terrific!
At the Annual Women of the Pines Rummage Sale at the Old Gymnasium in West End we had monumental help from Gabi, Jakob , NHS students from Pinecrest, and ROTC. The second one that day was at the Brownson Church in Southern Pines. That one was so large we had to schedule a second pick up for Tuesday of the following week to pick up the remaining items.
We are currently recruiting Stuff the Truck team members for future events. If you and your friends would like to volunteer to work a “Stuff the Truck” event this summer, it looks great on your resume and you will get a chance to network with great people.
Interested in Volunteering or scheduling aStuff the Truck Event, please contact Kim Braddy at 295-1934.
Our Habitat Restore is always looking for cashier volunteers. The shifts are half day, morning or afternoon, and it is a great way to make friends and meet new people.
Richmond County ReStore needs merchandising, display, design and decorator volunteers, as well as volunteers to help with our donation pick-ups.
Please call Trey at (910) 817-9576 for more information, very flexible hours.
Watch us on Facebook for added merchandise photos to get an idea what great donations we get from the community. And speaking of communities, don’t forget to book your Stuff the Truck pick up for your next event, the calendar is filling up. It is a great way to engage your church, business, or other social group. Spring Cleaning is up and running!
Mon- 9-4 | Tues-Fri 9-5 | Sat-9-4
Richmond County Restore Update
Richmond County ReStore is in need of dedicated volunteers. We currently have openings for cashiers, merchandise pricing, merchandise presentation on the sales floor, data entry, heavy lifters, electronics/sporting goods testers. If you fit any of these categories, we need you! If you do not fit one of these categories, we STILL need you!
There is always a place for you to volunteer no matter your expertise. Openings are available Monday through Saturday, and times are flexible to your schedule. Please call the ReStore directly at 910-817-9576 or the Volunteer Coordinator, Rosemary Weber at 910-295-1934. Thanks for your consideration in supporting Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills with your volunteer time.
Thank you John!
John is an expert in many facets of retail sales and has a quick wit to keep the atmosphere fun. He can be seen a few times a week, fill in cashiering, sorting merchandise in the pricing area, or doing about anything that needs to be done. Always well respected by everyone, he is an excellent advocate for donations in the community to support our mission. Huge thanks go out to him!