November Newsletter
(910) 295-1934
From Our Director
The Holiday Season Reminds us all of "Home"!

For many, this holiday season is a reminder of a very special “first home” for a newborn child in a most unlikely place, a stable. It’s about the kindness of strangers who shared their gifts and hearts with someone in need. It’s about believing in something and joining together as a community. For all of us at Habitat, we are reminded of the importance of home , especially a first home, throughout the year. Nearly all of our 270 Habitat homeowners in our community were the first in their families to purchase their own home. For these families, walking into their new home means even more than just a safe and affordable place to live. It is the proof of a compassionate and caring community and of the kindness of strangers who share their gifts and hearts with those in need. It’s about believing in dreams that can come true when you work hard and allow others to provide a hand up. It’s about becoming the person who can give someone else a hand up in the future. 
We also find that Habitat is home for many supporters and volunteers. It has become home because this is where our family is – it’s where we share in laughter and occasional tears…and lots of snacks! It’s a place where caring individuals come to share their time and talents to help others and to provide an opportunity for a neighbor. For all of these reasons and more, we wish you the merriest of holidays and invite you to join us in our home in 2020!
Forever Grateful
for Our Volunteers
Holiday Volunteer Party

Our annual Holiday Volunteer Lunch was a huge success! Over 100 volunteers attended the festivities at the Trinity Ame Zion Church to celebrate the season and the Habitat family kinship. Dr Paul Murphy entertained us us on the piano and thanks to FirstHealth and Wayne a scrumptious buffet was enjoyed by all. We handed out 2020 calendars full of photos of our volunteer heroes throughout 2019. Please stop by the office and get yours if you didn’t get one at the lunch. Our volunteers are the core of our operation and we appreciate you in so many ways. We respect your time, your experience, and your suggestions. Please call Amie at (910) 295-1934 ext. 2310 to schedule a one of one interview. We want to hear from you!
Volunteer in the Spotlight
John Wittenstrom

John is our jovial ReStore cashier who works Thursday mornings with Deb Wimberly. He has been with us for over a year. You may know him as the man who wears colorful shorts in the dead of winter. Or, you may know him at a Rotarian, were he has served for over 20 years! John is from the big lights of New York City but when he met a North Carolina Girl he said it was time to make the move. He and his wife, Mary, lived in Moorehead City before moving to Pinehurst. John is a retired Navy man who proudly wears the Submarine Warfare Insignia on his ReStore uniform. Stop by the
Restore and say hello to John. He is sure to greet you with a big smile and a great story.
Meet our New Finance/Family Service Manager
Laurie Addison
"Being a part of the Habitat family is a dream come true for me! Working with not only the staff but with volunteers at the construction sites and the ReStore make each day a day full of joy. We all come to work knowing this where we want to be. I love it here!" ~ Laurie
New Beginnings
Habitat "Recycled" Home

Diontay Isaac and Ashley McGeachy and their four year old son moved into their new home in the Broadway area of Aberdeen in August, 2016. Diontay, a veteran, was studying a medical career at Sandhills Community College and working in a health related field. 

Both Diontay and Ashley finished college during the time they lived in their new home. Diontay eventually worked as a  respiratory therapist while Ashley works in finance.  In the spring of 2019, Diontay told Habitat personnel that he was working in Greensboro and might want to sell his home back to the affiliate later in the year so he could relocate his family.  Sure enough, on September 27 of this year, that happened.  Now another family can select this beautiful recycled (Habitat’s term) home.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Pinehurst Members Club
The Gala Committee is hard at work finding treasures for auction at the Annual 2020 Habitat Gala and Silent Auction. If you have suggestions or can offer your services, show tickets, or vacation home please give us a call. For a full wish list visit
West Southern Pines Neighborhood Revitalization

Habitat and some of the community leaders of West Southern Pines have taken initial steps towards formalizing Habitat’s role in the revitalization of West Southern Pines. Based on feedback from the community and pending recommendations of the Southern Pines sponsored Development Finance Initiative (DFI) Phase I, Habitat’s role in West Southern Pines Neighborhood Revitalization efforts will focus on home restoration projects for low income elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. Continuing to listen to the community and informing residents on Habitat’s programs, volunteer opportunities, home repair and preservation projects will be imperative to the programs success. Many thanks to these leaders for their efforts and role in assisting Habitat in developing / scoping their way forward role in West Southern Pines Neighborhood Revitalization efforts.
We are ecstatic to have been blessed by one of our newest volunteers, Jo Monroe. She started volunteering in our Moore County ReStore about a month ago and is extremely knowledgeable in all ReStore areas. Her latest project was pricing and merchandising our Holiday Corner. Once she filled that corner with beautiful donations, she proceeded to go onto one of our trailers and organized all holiday stock that is stored there. If you need any holiday decorations, please visit us first before paying full price.

Another project on her plate will be DIY classes utilizing ReStore items. Jo calls them "DITTO" classes "Do It Together" classes. Keep an eye out for upcoming classes. When you see Jo, give her a pat on the back and thank her service with a smile!

For volunteer opportunities in our ReStores, please contact Kimberly Braddy 910-295-1934 ext. 2220 or just pop in the ReStore.
Be sure to follow the new ReStore Facebook page
to learned about the latest inventory and sales
Construction Wish List for 2019
Hello Friends!
As 2019 closes out, I would like to invite you to donate items to our Habitat affiliate in exchange for a tax deductible receipt. You can give in two ways: a tax deduction of a monetary donation and/or a Gift-in-kind donation of materials, equipment, or vehicles.

Depreciated assets that can be written off of your company books, but still have life:
  • Durable pickup trucks
  • Flat Bed Trailers
  • Enclosed Trailers
  • Scaffolding
  • Ipads/ tablets
  • Skid steer
  • Forklift
  • Ladders
  •  Shop vacuums
We also accept odd amounts of building supplies:
  • Caulk
  • Paint (unopened, full cans, buckets)
  • Wood
  • Nails
  • Cleaning supplies
  • House numbers
  • Mail boxes/posts
  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Door hardware
  • Yard tools/Hand tools
Please contact Farrah Pulliam for inquiries.
since June 30, 2019
John David Anderson
Owen Gallagher  
Don Goulet  
Carole Horne
Burlin Lowry
Lilianne Partain
Fran Raynor
Jack Timken
since June 30, 2019

Richard A. Baird
Sharon Lawson
Lillian Schafer