Posted on 30 October 2014.
Jeff Porter will lead the newly merged Our Towns Habitat for Humanity as CEO. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
The Lake Norman and Iredell County chapters of Habitat for Humanity have agreed to merge in a move their leaders say will cut expenses, improve leadership and strengthen the organization. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, based in Cornelius, will acquire Habitat for Humanity of Iredell County and its Statesville ReStore. Jeff Porter, previously executive director of the Iredell chapter and a former Baptist minister, will lead the combined organization, which will be based in Cornelius.
The boards of the two groups unanimously approved the merger Wednesday. The two boards now will combine to oversee the newly merged Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, the organization announced. Read the full story
Posted in Nonprofit news, real estate, Top stories
Posted on 04 September 2014.
This house on Cardinal Court cul-de-sac will be renovated by Habitat for Humanity volunteers. (Jonathan Cox/DavidsonNews.net)
By JONATHAN COX
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity has purchased an abandoned house at 510 Cardinal Court and intends to renovate it as part of its Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
The house stood abandoned since former resident Ronnie White moved out roughly a year and a half ago, leading to complaints from neighbors. Habitat expects volunteers to begin work soon on cleaning and refurbishing the house to prepare it for a new resident. Read the full story
Posted in Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, real estate, West side
Posted on 17 January 2014.
Posted in Arts, Calendar, Davidson College, Town Hall
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