Habitat Happenings

Habitat Wake is Hiring AmeriCorps!

Habitat Wake is currently seeking AmeriCorps members to join our team! There are currently 12 open positions in the following areas: Construction, Family Services, Neighborhood Engagement, and ReStore (retail operations). Applicants must apply individually based on their preference of service and position. Participants are required to be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States, be 18 years or older, and consent to a three-step criminal history process.
Since 1985, more than 1,100 hardworking families have partnered with Habitat Wake to build and purchase safe, affordable homes, or complete much needed exterior repairs to older homes. We currently have 12 AmeriCorps alumni on staff. We recognize the value and impact of serving, and are looking for new AmeriCorps members to help us meet the growing need for affordable housing in Wake County.
Listed below are the current positions we are recruiting for:

·         Construction Dept. / Construction Crew Leader (9 National Member positions)
·         Family Services Dept. / Family Services Coordination – (1 National Member position)
·         Neighborhood Engagement Dept. / Family Services Development – (1 VISTA position)
·         ReStore Dept. / Retore Development (1 VISTA position)

Benefits include:
• Living allowance up to $12,630 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
• $5,815 Segal Education Award (Valid for seven years upon completion of service. Must be used to repay
qualified student loans or for future education at eligible schools.)
• Possible forbearance of qualified student loans. (Accrued interest on qualified loans is eligible for payment by
the National Service Trust.)
• Eligibility for enrollment in Affordable Care Act compliant health plan
• Personal and sick days – Approximately 10 days total
• Worker’s compensation
• Childcare benefits (Eligibility may vary. For details, visit www.americorpschildcare.com)
• Member Assistance Program offering supportive services, including counseling and financial planning
• Membership to Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni Association upon completion of service
• Housing allowance, paid directly to landlord ($250/month for first-year members,
$400/month for second-year members)
• Eligibility for paid Global Village service trip to Honduras, Malawi or Cambodia
• Habitat Wake t-shirts/sweatshirts/hardhat, to be worn daily on site

To learn more about each position and to apply, please visit – http://www.habitatwake.org/about-us/jobs/

To learn more about the AmeriCorps and VISTA Programs, please visit: https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/long-term-opportunities/americorps/about


Pharmaceutical-grade Fridges Now Available!

Habitat Wake ReStores recently received a very generous donation of fridges and coolers from a national pharmaceutical company. These fridges are pretty neat! They have exact temperature control and are meant for storing medication, although we think they’d also be really fun as a kegerator or car cooler. Check out more below!

Panasonic High Performance Undercounter Refrigerator

Not your average mini-fridge! Donated from a pharmaceutical company, these feature exact temperature control between 1°C and 14°C for clinical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and industrial laboratories. Great for labs or homes where medicine is kept. Also a fun, high-tech dorm or garage fridge (especially if you like your beer at exactly 8°C).

Envirocooler Active Solutions 
Envirocooler™ ActiVault™

This car cooler can maintain an interior temperature of 0 degrees for true in-vehicle refrigeration and freezing (it also heats, making it a great year-round solution!). The innovative technology runs on only 40 watts of power, less than the average household light bulb. It has a 25L capacity and weighs only 33 lbs. It has a locking lid and releases no CFCs, harmful refrigerants, or pollutants. Sounds perfect for a long beach drive or cross-country road trip! (Here’s a demo video).

Apex PeakFest this Saturday, May 6

Come see us this Saturday, May 6, at the Apex PeakFest! We’ll have a booth up and will be selling unique store items, refurbished and upcycled pieces, and pieces we’ve made from scratch from ReStore materials. We have some very crafty staff and volunteers — you won’t want to miss this!

In addition to a Wake ReStore tent, there will be more than 200 other vendors displaying arts and crafts. There will also be music stages and wonderful food! The festival runs 9am-5pm Saturday. We hope to see you there.

 Apex PeakFest this Saturday, May 6

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