Posted on 06 August 2013.
Our Towns Habitat staff members joined new director Paul Robinson (sixth from left) and his family Saturday at the site of a 25th anniversary House that Love Built in Huntersville. That’s future homeowner Dominique Donaldson in the gray shirt. (Our Towns Habitat for Humanity photo)
Click to read more about the the anniversary house on the Our Towns Habitat site.
By DAVID BORAKS
CORNELIUS – Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and this October will break ground on new house that will celebrate the organization’s 25th anniversary, and help a local family. Organizers are calling it the “House that Love Built.”
The Cornelius-based housing group raised $52,021.27 by a July 31 deadline. An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a $25,000 match, enabling Our Towns Habitat to begin planning for an Oct. 5 “wall-raising” at the Huntersville home site. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fund-raisers, Huntersville, Mooresville, Planning & Development, real estate
Posted on 21 June 2013.
Click to download a flier with information on how to help build the anniversary house.
By DAVID BORAKS
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary this October, and how else to do it than by building a house? To do that, the Lake Norman area Habitat affiliate recently began a campaign to raise $75,000 by Aug. 1.
The fundraiser actually may need slightly less than that, according to Our Towns Habitat interim director Enrique Sanchez. An anonymous donor has offered an additional $25,000 if the group raises $50,000 by Aug. 1.
The latest Our Towns construction project is unique – it has no corporate or organization sponsor. “We can be the sponsor,” Sanchez said the other day. Read the full story
Posted in Fund-raisers, Huntersville
Posted on 05 June 2012.
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
Jack Hart sits in his favorite Windsor chair – one he purchased from the Habitat ReStore for $15 and restored. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
CORNELIUS – In his living room Jack Hart has a comfortable recliner, a lovely couch and an artisan table, but his favorite piece of furniture is a small, wooden Windsor chair he bought for $15 at the Habitat ReStore in Cornelius. It was in pieces when he got it, and he meticulously repaired it using only clamps – the way it should be done, he said.
That chair is just one of the many pieces of furniture Mr. Hart, 93, has repaired and restored over the past seven years. A World War II veteran and former engineer, he began volunteering at the Habitat ReStore in Cornelius in 2006 as a merchandise repair expert and has logged more than 3,500 volunteer hours since. This week, he was named Home Instead Senior Care’s North Carolina Senior Volunteer of the Year for his work with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Huntersville, Nonprofit news, People, Senior news