Update from Our Director

Fundraising and Friend-raising is the goal of Women Build!

Habitat for Humanity can invest a high percentage of fundraising proceeds directly into local construction because we have tremendous volunteer support and volunteers who have stepped up to play significant roles at our affiliate. Two of those volunteers are Sally Brown and Linda Branch, our 2023 Women Build Co-Chairs. Both hail from colder climates (Sally from outside of Chicago and Linda from Minneapolis/St. Paul) but adapted to life in the Sandhills and have been leaders within our community for years.

Linda Branch and Sally Brown

Sally and her late husband, Louis, retired to the area in 2003. They quickly became part of the Habitat family, among other volunteer efforts, including at their church, The Village Chapel. Both Louis and Sally served on the Habitat Board of Directors. Sally’s favorite memories include the Builder’s Blitz in Taylortown, getting to know the hardcore volunteers and Women Build. She has been part of 7 Women Builds! “I always say that maybe I can’t fix all of it, but this is what I can do.”

Linda and her husband, Don, moved here full-time in 2016 after ten years of visiting the area. Both held global positions with 3M and have lived worldwide, including in Brussels and Paris. Linda’s passion is embracing cultures and bringing people together (one of our passions, too)! Long-time Habitat supporter Kathy Beddow recruited her. Linda also serves on the Sandhills Community College Foundation Board.

When asked why they have stayed at Habitat, Linda quickly noted, “I thrive in fun and productive teams.” Sally added, “Habitat is just part of my blood and my heart – love and grace – no bad feelings when you are at Habitat.” As they headed into their August Women Build committee meeting, the entire group agreed with their sentiments and explained that Women Build checks all the boxes – work, social, and an impactful way to spend their time.

Thank you for supporting the Habitat mission – we look forward to building with you!

Peace and Grace,

Amie N. Fraley

Executive Director

Women Build Breaks Ground in September

Partnering with Tiara

It's time to build!

Let's build together! This project recruits and empowers women of all ages, backgrounds, industries, and skill levels to unite and make a powerful and visible impact in our local community through affordable housing. Whether it is your first time building or simply adding a few skills to your tool belt, this experience is rewarding for all involved and improves the community.

Gather a team or come alone; either way, you will work with friends with a common cause in mind. Sign up today!

Volunteer for a Women Build Day

Hoke County Studs and Sliders

Thursday, Sept. 14th 6-8 pm

Support affordable housing on Blue Springs Road and enjoy BBQ Sliders served by some of your favorite "Studs" of Hoke County!

Brad Calloway - Raeford Hardware

David McNeill - Hoke Food Market

Dennis Baxley - City of Raeford

Evan Hendrix - Hendrix Farms

John Jordan - Fidelity Bank

John Wright - Edward Jones

Marc Godwin - City of Raeford Police

Matt Hendrix - Hendrix Farms

Michael Hedgpeth - Hedgpeth Plumbing

Purchase Tickets

It only happens once a year and in August we met with over 200 people who wanted more information about the Habitat home buyer program. Once they reviewed the qualifying information and assembled the necessary documentation, nearly 100 of them submitted applications. The volunteer Home Buyer Selection Committee will review for accuracy, triage the applicants by need and set up home visits. We would never be able to review all the applications in a timely fashion without the help of the volunteers who give their time to ensure an accurate and fair process. Many thanks to Janis, Kay, Joyce, Maureen, Tracy, Bill, Helen, Tom, Mary C., Mary R., Sarah, Kelly, and Mamie. You'll nail it!

What we do Best

Build quality homes for people earning between 30% and 80% of the median income with a guaranteed affordable mortgage.

How do we do it?

We bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope!

and then we celebrate!

and then we do it again... Save the Date!

September Faith Relations Meeting

(no meeting in August)

Save the Date for our Faith Relations Meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 12:00 noon in Southern Pines, Penick Village, East Rhode Island Avenue. We are looking for community partners and volunteers to advocate for affordable housing.


Contact our Faith Coordinator

Dinner at Belle Meade

with new and longtime friends.

Habitat is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to spend an evening and a delectable dinner with residents from St. Joseph of the Pines. It was lovely to meet new friends and catch up with long-time supporters. The Habitat Apostles Build team, with the help of Dragonfly Multimedia, made the evening both educational and memorable.

Many thanks to additional business sponsors.

Save the Date for Shana's Home Dedication!

October 17th

You can reach our Faith Relations Coordinator,

Dan Joslin, at 910-295-1799 and danjoslin2@aol.com.

Finding your Fit at Habitat!

The best thing about volunteering at Habitat is that we usually have opportunities to custom fit what you enjoy most. Maybe you would rather be outside using your hands on the home build site or inside behind the cash register using your give of gab to engage the customers. We also have volunteers who work on committees or in the office. That's where Sue found her best fit.

After attending the Saturday "New to Habitat" session over a year ago, Sue Veasey found herself helping the marketing and development team by reviewing and refining our data so that we can streamline our supporter communications. She is a retired para-legal with an excellent skill set for the work. 

Sue met her husband, Johnny, at Durham Technology and lived in Durham for years. When it came time to think about retiring, they scoured the East Coast to find themselves returning to Moore County, where Johnny was born and raised. Once settled, Sue hit the ground running. She volunteers at multiple golf events, Back Pack Pals at the Food Bank, and Sandhills Habitat.

We appreciate all that Sue does to ensure that we communicate with you in the best possible way.

Shop ReStore First and Shop Often

You never know what you will find at the Sandhills ReStore, neither do we! Our inventory changes regularly and is seasonal. We have a great selections of new items for the home and garden at a discounted prices. This month we have a wide assortment of fall items just in time to start your decorating for the cooler months, bring it on!

Our volunteers take great pride in displaying your donated items and we are grateful for the talent they share with us. Linda Gazaway has over 500 hours of experience making our display floor one of the best in Moore County for six years running, check out Best of the Pines! Thank you to Linda and all of the volunteers who share our mission.

ReStore Needs Volunteers

It's a fun opportunity where you will meet like-minded friends who support

 affordable housing. Great staff, flexible hours!

Habitat Board Members


Fallon Brewington, Chair

Tim Dwyer, Vice Chair

Lisa Fagan, Secretary

Kirk Lynch, Treasurer

Amie Fraley, Executive Director


Tavares Bostic 

Daphne Dudley

Karen Dulmage

Bob Friesen

Robin Porter Graham

Fran Grandinetti

Jana Green

Jim Hart

Robert Jackson

Karen Resse May

Helen Probst Mills

Kayla Prestwood

Sue Ralston 

Mary Rocca

Jill Saunders

Tracy Thomas

Be sure to follow the new ReStore Facebook page

to learn about the latest inventory and sales


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