From our Executive Director
Amie Fraley

Habitat, like many other organizations, has made some tough decisions out of an abundance of concern for the volunteers that serve our families and the community. We have temporarily suspended volunteer opportunities in the ReStore, on the construction site and in the office for two weeks. Portable hand washing stations are being built at our construction sites, and we are confident we can keep our projects in compiliance with "social distancing" and sanitation. We are first and foremost concerned for the supporters who make our mission possible and will do all we can to ensure their health, safety and well-being. 
Closures, cancellations and postponements have swept our headlines for days in hopes of containing the coronavirus. Habitat is committed to following to any recommendations provided by the local government and the CDC. We have rescheduled the Habitat Gala for Friday, May 29th in hopes that once this passes we will be able to celebrate together. Our generous donors and volunteers have sustained our work with families for more than 30 years, and we will weather this unprecedented challenge together. 
Habitat will continue to have hope because even when the urgency has lifted, the need for affordable housing will remain. We will be ready to expand our efforts with renewed energy and commitment when the time is right.  We appreciate your unwavering support. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! 
The Gift that Keeps on Giving!
New Construction Trailer

Hardcore volunteer and Habitat supporter, Alan Quirion, donated the money for construction to purchase a new enclosed trailer to help staff and volunteers build homes. Alan knows firsthand what you need onsite to keep building homes efficiently. He personally invested 5,000 volunteer hours and still comes back every week to build! His donation allows this purchase at a great time due to our affiliate’s expansion into Hoke County. Staff and volunteers have spent time building shelves and organizing storage for the trailer so volunteers have immediate access to the right tools and materials. We are more than blessed when volunteers believe in our affiliate so much!
Volunteer in the Spotlight
Rockingham ReStore
Mary Rembert

We love our volunteers who donate their valuable time to help us in our ReStore every month. I would like to highlight one in particular, Mary Rembert. Mary volunteered for many years in the Kannapolis Habitat Store as a cashier and has been a cashier in our store since October 2018.  

After retiring from her nursing career in 2005, Mary was looking for a way to fill her time and “have a purpose in life.”  She likes the Habitat mission and has made many friends in both the stores she has worked in. With her happy smile and kind words, Mary has made her presence felt in our store on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please say hello to Mary when you shop in our ReStore!

Meet Our New Construction Volunteer Coordinator

I am Christy Brewster, the new volunteer coordinator here at Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills.

I was born and raised in Washington State, GO HAWKS! My husband, four children, two fur babies, and I currently live in Sanford, North Carolina. We moved here from Germany back in July, where we lived for five years. 

Outside of my family, I enjoy volunteering and giving back to my community. A few things that I do are, write for my neighborhood newsletter, volunteer in my kid's schools, volunteer at the PTO thrift store, volunteer with BSA (treasurer and committee chair) and occasionally donate plasma.  

I graduated from The University of Maryland in May 2019, with a Bachelor's degree in Social Science and have begun taking Masters courses in nonprofit management. My passion outside of my family is helping improve the lives of others, and I am excited to be able to do that here at Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills!
Volunteer in the Spotlight
Aberdeen ReStore
Bob Stewart

Please be sure to say "hello" to Bob when you are shopping, donating or volunteering in our ReStore in Aberdeen. Not only does Bob work really hard cleaning and pricing donations in our hardware area, he is a very clever builder as well. As seen in the photo, Bob has made these fabulous art stands to allow us to merchandise more art on our sales floor. Thank You Bob!
Our Homeowner Sucess Story
Financial Accountability of Homeowners in Progress

Special thanks to our awesome attorney, Bob Friesen, who does so much to make our mission possible!
Erin Garner
New Homeowner
Fati Brown
New Homeowner
Latasha Harrison
New Homeowner
As you know, when applicants apply for a Habitat home they must be financially capable of paying for a mortgage. They must be able to maintain the minimum 30% income requirement with a debt-to-income ratio of less than 48% throughout the qualifying process. The length of time between their applying and the completion of their home is typically 18 months.

During that time, the HIP (homeowner in progress) must complete 300 sweat equity hours per adult living in the household and 60 hours per child 16 years of age and older. The adults must also attend 15 required classes including an all-dayhour credit counselling course required by NC Housing. Because of this process and the guidelines set by NC Housing for additional funding, we requalify our HIPS every 6 months.

If their income has fallen below the minimum requirement, and/or their debt-to-income has become excessive, or if they are not paying their bills, they may be suspended from the program. Suspension will allow them the opportunity to meet the requirements and get back on track to qualify for a mortgage, thus being successful home owners for many years to come.  In the end, our goal is to create a program where we help our homeowners be successful as a home owner today, tomorrow and 30 years from now.
Please keep us in mind for your unwanted items when you start spring cleaning. We offer free pickups. Please call 910-295-2798 for Moore County and 910-817-9576 for Richmond County.

Our Stuff the Truck calendar is filling fast so please call at least 2 weeks in advance if you would like us to be a part of your community-wide pickups, fundraiser yard sale leftovers and more. Call Kim Braddy 910-295-1934
Everyone Deserves a Safe and Affordable Place to Live
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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.
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Habitat for Humanity
2268 NC Highway 5 | Aberdeen, NC 28315

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Call Amie Fraley (910) 295-1934 (910) 295-1934