Posted on 30 January 2015.
Jeff Porter, executive director of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity (Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Fresh from its merger with Iredell County Habitat for Humanity, Our Towns Habitat aims to construct 15 new homes in 2015. The foundation has already been laid for the first, to be built at 11824 Titan Ave., Huntersville. Half of the $75,000 needed to finish the house has been donated by area churches.
Leaders from the different churches met at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s congregation house Thursday night to discuss fundraising and tactics to raise awareness about the nonprofit’s work in the community. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville
Posted on 26 January 2015.
Posted in Calendar, Davidson College, Fund-raisers
Posted on 19 January 2015.
DeWitt Roy Alexander, Dec. 18, 1942-Jan. 11, 2015. (David Boraks/2009 file photo)
By DAVID BORAKS
CHARLOTTE – More than 250 friends and colleagues gathered in Charlotte Saturday morning to remember environmentalist and educator Roy Alexander. The executive director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy died unexpectedly on Jan. 11, 2015 at his Charlotte home.
In a service at Harry and Bryant Funeral Home on Providence Road, Davidson town commissioner and former DLC president Jim Fuller called Alexander “a ‘Jiminy Cricket,’ who sat the shoulders of public officials, reminding them that while economic development is important, protecting the environment is equally important.”
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Posted in Environment, Letter from the Editor, Life in Davidson, Nonprofit news, People
Posted on 16 January 2015.
Posted in Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news
Posted on 11 January 2015.
A blanket on the “Homeless Jesus” at St. Alban’s promotes the blanket drive.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson has put out a call this week for heavy blankets for those who need additional protection in this weather – people who are in their cars, live in tents by the interstate, or have heating issues in their homes.
A box has been posted near the “Homeless Jesus” sculpture in front of the church.
“We’re looking, ideally, for those old-timey wool blankets that nobody likes anymore because they’re so heavy, but we’ll take anything,” a church official said in an emial. “All that we ask is that it’s clean and ready for immediate use.
The blankets will be distributed through the town, the Mooresville Soup Kitchen, and other organizations.
Posted in Calendar, Church news, Davidson and the World, Fund-raisers, Life in Davidson, Nonprofit news, Photo of the Day