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Habitat Newsletter
June 2020
From our Executive Director
Together, We will Heal

We all stand together, believing in the fundamental rights of each and every human being, let us remain united when we consider the opportunity for growth, success, and respect for all. Habitat for Humanity’s core foundation is a commitment to bring people together, regardless of race or ethnicity, faith or lack thereof, in order to build homes, communities, and hope. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with a community with a variety of cultural differences as we move towards to a more unified thinking society. We invite you to experience the unity and unconditional giving that happens every day on our build sites.
We all closely monitor the escalations surrounding COVID-19 and receive varying “shelter-in-place” orders, it is even more critical that we bring people together to support one another, even though we are apart. For those with stable housing, sheltering in place means figuring out the logistics of working remotely, transitioning school-aged children to learning at home, avoiding crowds, preparing meals, and adjusting one’s mindset.

All of us at Habitat for Humanity know that there are far too many families for whom shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders aren’t as straightforward as they sound. When a person is living in substandard or overcrowded conditions, sheltering in place only increases feelings of uncertainty and vulnerability. The uncertainty that so many of us feel today, these families have felt for a lifetime — if not generations.

Many of the families in our current pipeline represent the front-line workers who are fulfilling essential duties in at-risk industries during this crisis. These are the individuals bagging groceries, delivering packages, preparing food and working in hospitals.

Your continued support is the foundation of our mission. Thank you for volunteering, thank you for your donations and thank you for believing that there is a place in the world for everyone that can be called “home”.

Together, we will heal!
Thank you to our Board Members who have collectively agreed to match any donation in the next two weeks up to $20,000! Our Gala Committee is so close to reaching their goal to fund the Gala House Build this summer! Can you help? Donate today and double your impact!  https://www.sandhillshabitat.org/donate
Faith Relations Lunch
Wednesday, June 17th at 12:00 pm

Please join us for our monthly Faith Relations Lunch at the Freedom Baptist Church at 987 US-1 in Rockingham . All are welcome, Habitat is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry inclusive of all faiths and ethnicity… Our ministry provides an opportunity for people to put their faith and love into action and to bring diverse groups of people together to build homes and communities.

Habitat Homeowners Happenings
Home Dedications
Each Habitat homeowner invests at least 300 hours of “Sweat Equity” for the opportunity to purchase their home with an affordable mortgage. They attend financial classes that prepare them to be a successful homeowner. We are proud to celebrate the determination and hard work of our family partners.
The Garcia Family
Alex, Isabel, Carolina, & Max

605 Thomas Avenue
Aberdeen, NC
Thursday, July 9th at 6:00 pm

The Lee Family
Jontue, Brandon, & Jordan

103 Old Glendon Road
Carthage, NC
Thursday, July 15th at 6:00 pm
Cooking with Future Homeowners
As many of you may know, our Homeowners In Progress are required to contribute a minimum of 8 sweaty equity hours a month on the construction site or in the Restore. Since neither were open to the public in April or May, we created additional ways to earn sweat equity hours. One of the options was to watch Struggle Meals on youtube with their family members, look in their kitchen and find creative, cost saving meals which they can make as a family. The requirement was they had to cook as a family and send either pictures or video to us of them cooking together. The results were heartwarming, creative, and fun! Our Homeowners shared recipes, family secrets, and lots of pictures. We even updated our wall in the ReStore so we could share this fun with everyone else.
Women Build "Walls Up"

When the walls go up on a Habitat home it symbolizes a new beginning for a new homeowner to reach beyond the obstacles that hold back so many hard working families. It is knowing that will be able to afford the mortgage and raise your family in a safe, comforting environment where they can concentrate on their education. For Enjoli Allbrooks and her family, it is the beginning of a new chapter of her life. The Women Build committee and volunteers are honored to partner with Enjoli and Habitat to build this home. It was a beautiful day for raising the walls, spirit, and hope! We appreciate everyone that was there and the community that will help build this home over the summer. Our build site prepped with all the needed PPE equipment to keep everyone safe. Build days every Thurs, Fri, and Sat. We are limiting the number on volunteers on each build so log on now and reserve a space. www.sandhillshabitat.org
Women Build Playhouse Now Up for Auction!
Spending more time at home with the kiddos, this could be yours! Check out this Playhouse at 2268 NC Highway 4, built by the Women Build volunteers in Partnership with  The Heritage Flag Company , Locust Lumber,  Tarheel Communications Solutions   and Martin Huff.

Valued at over $2,000! Minimum bid starts at only $500. Proceeds go directly to the new Women Build home currently under construction at Alan Charles Way. Auction Closes on July the 10th! 

Not ready to volunteer on the build site yet? We are ready to welcome you when you are ready. Go to
and pledge volunteer hours to help build affordable housing!
Volunteer Orientation
June 20th | 10:00 am
Join us for our monthly Volunteer Orientation Session to learn about the different volunteer opportunities that Habitat has to offer. Whether you enjoy the outdoors and hands-on construction or working in the ReStore, we can custom fit an experience that you will find both rewarding and fun!
We strive to make your time a rewarding and beneficial experience at Sandhills Habitat. We value, respect, support, and encourage and enjoy exemplary relationships with volunteers.
Habitat Repair Program Success
Our Habitat Repair Program is able to help low-income homeowners who are affected by age, disability or family circumstances and struggle to maintain the integrity of their homes. Keith Cameron (who works for First Health) and his mother Brenda Holder who is disabled, needed to replace five old single-pane windows to help seal up drafts, leaking, and help with their energy efficiency. The repair was requested a year ago, but they have been very patient. We had trouble finding reliable subcontractor to do the work, but when Guardian roofing notified us they now work in Moore county, they were able to complete the job pretty quickly. Keith commented “they thought they put in the wrong windows because they were too nice.” Both are very happy with the work!
Everyone Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live
Donate Today!
Contributions to Sandhills Habitat go directly to building safe, affordable housing in the Sandhills. We partner with future homeowners, volunteers and supporters to build homes that provide a stable environment for hardworking families and future generation.
Donate by Mail
Habitat for Humanity
2268 NC Highway 5 | Aberdeen, NC 28315

Donate Online

Recurring Gifts, Holiday Memorial or Honorary Gifts
Call Amie Fraley (910) 295-1934 
www.sandhillshabitat.org (910) 295-1934