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Damage from Hurricane Matthew- Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 13, 2016

CONTACT: Ruthie Dent VP of Marketing and Special Events

910.483.0952 ruthie@fayettevillenchabitat.org

Monetary Donations and Volunteers Needed to Rebuild Habitat Village

95 homes affected in the wake of Hurricane Matthew; 66 in desperate need

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (October 13, 2016) Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is in need of donations and volunteers to help Habitat homeowners rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Of Habitat’s 154 homes, 95 were affected, with 66 being in desperate need. All of the affected homes are located in downtown Fayetteville, in the Old Wilmington Road area.

The Habitat team visited homeowners individually to provide FEMA information and document the damage. Volunteer groups comprised of subcontractors, builders, and individuals of all skill levels are mobilizing to begin the muck, gut and rebuild phase.

Immediate needs include temporary shelter for Habitat homeowners, temporary storage for homeowners’ belongings, fans, dehumidifiers, safety gear, and heavy-duty trash bags.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Subcontractors, builders, and skilled volunteers are needed to help assess damage and oversee construction teams. Interested parties should get in touch with Habitat for Humanity of NC in Raleigh (919-390-1660) or call the Fayetteville affiliate directly at 910-483-0952. Volunteers of all skill levels are invited and will be deployed to the site the day throughout the rebuilding phase. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing, gloves and eye protection, if able.

Disposable suits, rubber gloves or other hand protection, respiratory and eye protection will be provided by Habitat for Humanity International to prevent contamination of clothing and to maintain a healthy work environment for all volunteers.

DONATE

Your donation will go directly to disaster relief and will help FAHFH with the costs of the repairs and rebuilding. Please donate here- https://fayettevillehabitat.networkforgood.com

About Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.

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