Habitat for Humanity of North Carolina Blog

On a New Course in Life – A Johnston County Family Become Homeowners

Bitter cold on Saturday, Jan. 6, pushed Wake Habitat’s kick-off ceremony for its latest build in Clayton indoors. But the big room at First Baptist Church was glowing in the warmth of volunteers and Habitat officials. A Habitat home can “take a family on a new course in life,” said Kevin Campbell, head of Habitat’s Wake … Continue reading On a New Course in Life – A Johnston County Family Become Homeowners »

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A Life Changing Day for A Dobson Family as They Get the Keys to Their New Home

Sunday was life-changing for Christie Bost as she took the keys to her new home on Opportunity Lane in Dobson.  It was also a landmark day for Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity: This was the 50th home built in Surry County in the affiliate’s 24-year history.  “Our first partner family still lives in their … Continue reading A Life Changing Day for A Dobson Family as They Get the Keys to Their New Home »

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A Long Time Coming, Martin County Family Gets the Keys to Their Own Home

The crowd that came out to Deondra Brown’s new home for a dedication Thursday, October. 26, just about lined the walls of her spacious living room.  There were friends and family, joined by representatives of Habitat for Humanity and the State Employees Credit Union. The house on Halifax Street in Williamston is a rehab; it’s part … Continue reading A Long Time Coming, Martin County Family Gets the Keys to Their Own Home »

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At Last, A Home of Their Own – Chatham County Woman and Her Mother Get the Keys to Their New Residence

Adela Diez and Olga Perez have traveled a long road to their pretty new home on Acorn Park Lane in Pittsboro. Adela is from Venezuela; her mother Olga was born in Cuba. In 2002 Adela moved to Vero Beach, Fla., and, later, to Miami. “All of my family was here,” Adela says  “My three (adult) daughters and … Continue reading At Last, A Home of Their Own – Chatham County Woman and Her Mother Get the Keys to Their New Residence »

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Her Dream Comes True ~ Mitchell County Woman Moves into Her New Home

On a perfect Sunday afternoon in late August, against the great green expanse of the North Carolina mountains, Cherrie Patrick celebrated a dream that she admits she never thought could come true: The dedication of a pretty new home for her and her two youngest sons.  “I was born and raised right here in Spruce … Continue reading Her Dream Comes True ~ Mitchell County Woman Moves into Her New Home »

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Turning from Despair to Hope, Perquimans County Couple Move into Their New Home

Standing in the kitchen of her new home in Hertford, Rebecca Lyens recalled the day in 2013 that life took a turn toward despair for her and her husband, Mike..  She noticed that he was driving unsteadily. Having trouble seeing, he told her; something was in his left eye, perhaps. She took over the wheel that … Continue reading Turning from Despair to Hope, Perquimans County Couple Move into Their New Home »

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Their Deeds Speak Louder than Words: A Pender County Family is Grateful for Their New Home

Tony Thurston is a working man whose deeds speak louder than his words.  At the dedication of his family’s new home in Hampstead on June 23, he struggled with his emotions before, almost bashfully, thanking the people of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and the many volunteers who had worked on the house. So it fell to … Continue reading Their Deeds Speak Louder than Words: A Pender County Family is Grateful for Their New Home »

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Against All Odds: Buncombe County Family Become First Time Homeowners

“I want my mistakes, actions, and achievements to show my boys that you can accomplish anything with hard work, no matter what background you come from” ~ From Dianna Lester’s application letter  Dianna Lester is living proof that a person’s past doesn’t have to dictate her future. Growing up in poverty as the child of … Continue reading Against All Odds: Buncombe County Family Become First Time Homeowners »

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New home for the Hernandez family: Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on latest project

SARATOGA — Peace and quiet. That’s what future homeowner Julie Hernandez looks forward to when she and her family move into Wilson’s newest Habitat for Humanity house. “We were offered several lots for the house,” Hernandez said, “and when we found one out in the country, we said yes. I like the woods.” The woods … Continue reading New home for the Hernandez family: Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on latest project »

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A Simple Ceremony Provides New Security for Montgomery County Family

The keys that were passed to Mechelle and Greg Goins on Saturday, June 10, were familiar ones that fit a familiar house. But the simple ceremony signaled a new security for the Goins family in a house they have called home for nine years. In 2012, late on a fateful Thanksgiving Day, the Goins family’s … Continue reading A Simple Ceremony Provides New Security for Montgomery County Family »

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