(910) 295-1934
Habitat Newsletter
February 2021
From our Executive Director
Habitat is Blessed with Our Faith Partners
Apostles Build is around the corner, and we hope to have you join us in Robbins beginning March 6th to build a new home for a great family. 

In addition to Apostles Build, many local churches partner with Habitat year round in creative ways to support the mission throughout the year. One of these churches is Pinehurst United Methodist Church (PUMC). This generous church has provided several Christmas Eve donations to Habitat and has served as an Apostles Build partner for many years. They also team up with our repair program to provide critical repairs to elderly and disabled residents such as wheelchairs, and even the youth have helped support our mission through volunteerism and fundraising. 
Longtime Habitat volunteer and supporter, Peggy Raney, is one of the PUMC members who help connect the congregation to area nonprofits and those in need. This month, we want to extend our thanks to Peggy for a special project she leads each year. At every Habitat home dedication, you will see gifts selected by the homeowner from what Habitat affectionately calls the “Methodist Closet.” As Peggy notes, “the items come from the Friendship Circle at PUMC. We do several mission projects each year and of course The Methodist Closet was born as a result of a project. Our circle ladies buy new items to donate to the new Habitat homeowners.” Thank you to the Friendship Circle members for their generous celebration with our home owners. It adds to the festivity of the event to see the gifts adorning their beautiful home.
We strive to find fun and meaningful ways for everyone to “build” with us at Habitat – if you would like to learn more about partnering your church with Habitat’s mission, please contact our volunteer Faith Relations Coordinator, Dan Joslin at 910-295-1799. Our monthly faith relations meetings are a wonderful way to hear how others are engaging their congregation to work toward a community in which everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

~Amie Fraley
Faith Relations Meeting
(Virtual Zoom Meeting)
Please join us online for our Faith Relations Meeting on zoom on February 24th at 12:00 pm. To get your invitation, click below. We are looking for community partners and volunteers to advocate for affordable housing for a hard working family in Robbins !

Habitat Happenings in Hoke

Habitat is proud to announce the Grand Opening of our Hoke County ReStore at 1304 Fayetteville Road, just outside of Raeford. On Wednesday, February 17th the Hoke County Chamber will be sponsoring a “Ribbon Cutting” at 10:00 am to welcome us to Hoke. All the net proceeds from our ReStore will be used in Hoke County for home construction and repairs.

Small donations of gently used household items are accepted during operating hours (Wednesday through Friday: 10:00 - 5 / Saturday: 10 - 3). We can also come to a donor’s home to pick up large or heavy items like pieces of furniture, by appointment. Call (910) 295-2798 or visit us online at sandhillshabitat.org to schedule a donation pickup for a large item.
The Hoke County ReStore is open for business
Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Besides renting the new ReStore building from Mr. and Mrs. George Purcell, Habitat purchased about 13 acres of land from the Purcells. The property located off of Blue Springs Road has room for about 10 to 12 Habitat homes, plus an existing house the group plans to repair. Eventually that area will be a Habitat neighborhood named Purcell Village, in honor of the property owner who helped make it possible.

Habitat is seeking real estate property donations. You can help to serve our affordable housing program by donating real estate property (vacant land, residential home, commercial property) of any kind. Your donation can have significant tax advantages.

Please contact Farrah Pulliam at fpulliam@sandhillshabitat.org for more information.

Did you hear about the MacGregor 26M Sailboat at Habitat. It's true! This beautifully crafted sailboat was donated to the ReStore and is up for auction at

The MacGregor 26 is a small recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fiberglass, designed for sailing and motor-sailing. It has a fractional sloop rig, a transom-hung rudder and a centerboard or daggerboard keel. The ballast is drained for road transport.

Auction Ends Monday, February 15th at 9:00 pm
* Sailboat is sold as-is.
Tickets Available!
Habitat Gala and Silent Auction

Saturday, April 17th at 6:00pm
Pinehurst Country Club
Covid may restrict ticket sales
From Our Partners at the O'Neal School
ONV/KC is a student-led volunteer club at The O'Neal School. In 2019, all the volunteer groups merged to form one cohesive group. ONV stands for O'Neal Volunteer, and KC is short for the Key Club. The club's goal is to provide volunteer opportunities to students both in the O'Neal community and our local community.
In the past, students have volunteered at the local Food Bank, organized blood drives, run a Halloween Carnival for the Lower School, run food and clothes drives, and volunteered at Habitat for Humanity. A small group of students spent time with the residents at St. Joseph's of the Pines. With the current mask and social distancing regulations, this year's in our volunteer opportunities are more limited. Students have set up Halloween games for the Lower School, have supplied birthday cards for the Lower School students, and letters for the residents in our local nursing homes. Lastly, several juniors and seniors have been volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteers from ONV/KC
Tea Waldt *
Kayla Jenkins *
Sam Turner *
Grace Edrington *
Taylor Edrington
Molly Kuzma

*Volunteered Multiple Times
Logan Bozovich
Josh Manning
Molly Haarlow *
Alan Gutschmit

Lilly Tanner
Jaden Bozovich
Calling all trades! Habitat is currently accepting bids on all trades in the building of new residential homes in Moore, Richmond, and Hoke Counties. Habitat currently builds 8-10 homes a year. Habitat, like other builders, bid out projects to be competitive in our building costs. This allows the affiliate to use our monies to build more homes in the currently volatile market. Several years of hard work, building our reputation as a leader in affordable critical home repair, has made it possible for us to take our repair program to the next level. We anticipate using sub-contractors on these large scale home repairs.

Please visit our website to inquire for more information.
Sandra Thomas
ReStore Volunteer
Sandra Thomas was born and raised in the Berkley Community, now known as LA. (Lower Aberdeen). Ms. Thomas marriage ended in an unexpected divorce and raised two sons in her family home on her own. “I am so proud of my sons, their careers and the blessings of grandchildren and daughter-in-law.” She enjoys the company of her grandbabies, and the “grand” babies she takes care of at Grace Church where she also volunteers.

Sandra worked for Pinehurst Resorts for many years, as a server, dining room captain and room service operator. Sometimes she worked 60-80 hours a week and when she went on disability, she found it very difficult to stay at home so she started volunteering at Habitat. She has almost 2,000 hours of volunteering in the ReStore and as a office receptionist.

Ms. Sandra is one amazing individual. She runs the cash registers 3 days a week, 8 hr shifts. Sandra is always happy and full of joy, making our customers experience in the ReStore even more enjoyable.  

Free Donation Pick Up Service
with new Online Donation Scheduling

Need More Guidance?
Call 910-295-2798
Press 1 for Donation Scheduling

New to the Moore County or New to Habitat?
We welcome you to join us the third Saturday of every month. Our volunteer coordinator will host a "New to Habitat" orientation. Take advantage of this opportunity to attend this orientation from the comfort of your own home via Zoom or we welcome you to our office in Aberdeen. We strive to make your time a rewarding and beneficial experience at Sandhills Habitat. We value, respect, support, encourage, and enjoy exemplary relationships with volunteers.
Our Leadership Team
Al Beranek, Chairman
Lisa Fagan, Vice Chair
Len DiNapoli, Secretary
Kirk Lynch, Treasurer
Amie Fraley, Executive Director
Fallon Brewington
Charles Cobb
Karen Dulmage
Tim Dwyer
Bob Friesen
Robin Porter Graham
Fran Grandinetti
Jana Green

Buffie Hall
Bert Harrell
Jeff Hutchins
Tim Maples
Bob McVay
Helen Probst Mills
John Sapp
Everyone Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live
All Donations are Appreciated!
Because we partner with our suppliers' Habitat can often get building materials at or below cost which stretches every dollar, $50 can buy doorknobs for a Habitat Home!

Please visit our website to get more information about our Donor Appreciation Level.

www.sandhillshabitat.org (910) 295-1934