Habitat Happenings

Volunteer Spotlight

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Meet Jeannette Keiter who is our current Volunteer Spotlight! Jeannette is one of the amazing volunteers from the Apex ReStore and we are thrilled to have her on our team.

Jeannette works Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays and fills in when needed. She is a DIY enthusiast who is great with the customers and is exceptional with any task given to her. If you’ve been to the Apex ReStore you probably have met her as she Welcome’s everyone who enters! Very warm and bubbly, Jeannette is a customer favorite.

Q: What do you like about Volunteering at the ReStore?

A: I love interacting with the local community and seeing the difference that we (Habitat) make. It is very rewarding to get to know members of my community and to hear their stories. I really enjoy sharing the mission of Habitat Wake with customers and letting them know that their support is making a difference, right here in Apex and Wake County. The staff here is so friendly and appreciative of what we (volunteers) do. They make us feel important and I like being part of a team.

Q: Why did you choose Habitat and the ReStore as the place you would donate your time?

A: I live in Apex and have always been a customer to the other ReStores. I love the great products and the mission of Habitat Wake. I’ve always been a DIY person who enjoys to re-use and re-purpose salvaged materials. When I learned that the ReStore was coming to my community, I knew that I would see how I could lend a hand. I’ve been here since they opened in July.

Volunteering here is fun, rewarding and a great opportunity. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering to come in and see what we are about and give it a try!

Q: What is your favorate food?

A: I love anything with potatoes. You can’t go wrong with a potato dish.

Q: What can you share about you?

A: I am from Ohio and have lived in Apex for seven years. I am married to my high school sweetheart and have two children who are in college. I previously worked in the medical field. In my spare time, I love to travel internationally and spend time outdoors. We enjoy going to the beach, to the local lakes, and camping.

 

Celebrating 30 Years of Building Homes, Communities, and Hope!

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We have a lot to celebrate!

Habitat Wake is achieving several milestones in 2015: 30 years of serving the community, serving our 1000th family, and building our 500th home. We are grateful for the volunteers, sponsors, and donors who made these accomplishments possible. Habitat Wake believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live.

Our work remains critical, with more than 28,000 families in Wake County in need of affordable housing, we need your support.  Donate Today!

Help us reflect on our accomplishments from the past 30 years and look forward to the next 500 homes! Join us for one of our 30th Anniversary events this year.

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Join us as we break ground on our 500th home in Wake County. We’ll raise the first walls and commemorate this milestone! Celebrate with us.

March 13, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 3009 Brumlow Lane, Raleigh, NC

Home sponsored by Christ Church and Highland United Methodist Church. 

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Join us for our Annual Blueprint Breakfast fundraiser. For more information, or to RSVP, click HERE.

March 17, 2015, 7:00-8:30 a.m., North Raleigh Hilton, Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC

*Reservation required.

 

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Help us celebrate the beginning of our next 500 homes as we dedicate house #501 with the Austin Family.

Date TBA, Late June

 

 
 

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Join us for our 3rd Annual Passport to Habitat: Tour and Party!  Tour recently completed homes in Apex and then return to the Apex ReStore for food and entertainment. This event is a great way to learn about our mission, see what we build and visit our fabulous Apex ReStore!

April 23, 2015, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Habitat Wake ReStore in Apex at 826 E. Williams Street, Apex, NC

*Reservation information coming soon!

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Join us for our 15th Annual Holiday Home Tour and Party!  Similar to the Passport event, guests will tour recently completed homes and return to the Raleigh ReStore for amazing food and entertainment. This event is a great way to learn about our partner families, our mission, what we have achieved, and see why everyone is talking about the Wake ReStore!

November 22, 2015, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Habitat Wake ReStore – Raleigh, 2420 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC

*Reservation information coming Fall 2015.

A Difference that You Can See!

About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat kids A Difference that You Can See!Habitat for Humanity offers homeownership opportunities to families who are unable to obtain conventional house financing. This usually includes those whose income is 30 to 50 percent of the area’s median level. In most cases, prospective Habitat partner families make a modest down payment that covers closing costs. Additionally, they contribute 250 hours of “sweat equity” on the construction of their home or someone else’s home. Because Habitat houses are built using donations of land, material and labor, mortgage payments are kept affordable.

Currently, there are more than 1,400 Habitat affiliates in the United States and about 70 national organizations around the world which support Habitat efforts to build, rehabilitate and repair homes with those who cannot access conventional home loans.

Community-level Habitat for Humanity affiliates, like Habitat Wake serves a specific area in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of Habitat home building in its local area. This includes fundraising; building site selection; partner family selection and support; house construction; and mortgage servicing. All Habitat affiliates are asked to tithe a percentage of their contributions to fund house-building work in other nations. These contributions provide much-needed funds for international building and give affiliates the opportunity to demonstrate the spirit of Christian partnership.

In FY2014, Habitat for Humanity served more than 300,000 families – about 1.6 million people – through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs or increased access to improved shelter through products and services.

Just as you can’t build a house with only one tool, you can’t eliminate poverty housing with only one approach. Nearly four decades into the mission, Habitat’s work has expanded and adapted to meet the needs of people in radically different shelter situations around the world. Since Habitat was founded in 1976, more than 1 million families – representing more than 5 million people – have a safer place to sleep at night and a foundation on which to build better lives. In addition to the 1.6 million people helped through direct services last year, another 1.6 million people now have the potential to improve their housing conditions through a wide range of indirect services — from training in construction and financial management to advocacy efforts that change policies and systems to allow more access to shelter solutions.

Together, we are building homes, communities and hope. If you would like to be a part of improving the lives of others, consider volunteering your time and talents, donating financially or donating material goods to the ReStore or being an advocate for safe, affordable housing for everyone.

One person can make a Difference!

Additional benefits that Habitat around the world has delivered in 2014:

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All because of a chair…

Wake ReStores are thrift stores with a mission!

Our mission is to make a difference in Wake County. The ReStores accept new and gently use home goods, furniture, appliances, building materials, flooring, lighting and resell to the public at reduced prices. All materials are repurposed for a purpose! Proceeds from the ReStores support the mission of Habitat Wake to build safe, affordable homes in partnership with hardworking, low-income Wake County familes.

Celebrating 30 years of making a difference!

This year, Habitat Wake will celebrate its 30th Anniversary and milestones include the building of our 500th home and touching our 1,000th family!

All because of a chair…

When you donate to the ReStore, you are supporting your community and providing financial support that makes a difference.  How it works:

  • Joe donates a chair that is diverted from the landfill.
  • Wake ReStore places Joe’s donated chair on the sales floor.
  • Mary comes to the ReStore and purchases Joe’s donated chair.
  • Proceeds from the purchase of Joe’s chair go directly back into the mission of Habitat Wake!
  • Habitat Wake partners with a hardworking, low-income Wake County family to build a safe, affordable  home.
  • Volunteers help build the house that changes the lives of a deserving Wake County family!

When you shop, donate or volunteer at the Wake ReStores, your support helps build homes, makes a difference in your community and encourages hope for a better tomorrow.

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