Update from Our Director

Business Leaders join us to "Raise the Walls" for Porsche

The impact of Habitat’s work was evident in the audience gathered on Hatley St. for the dedication of Tytiona’s home. As the kickoff to CEO Day, volunteers and guests had the chance to see a final product as Pastor Charles Bloom blessed the new home at 209 Hatley St.

Pastor Charles Bloom

Lori Degre, Amie Fraley, Farrah Newman, Adam Cook, Dr. Sandy Stewart & Dr. Fallon Brewington

In addition to the dedicated home, Habitat has 4 other homes underway on Hatley. In those homes will be colleagues of four CEOs who were on hand to build: CEO Dr. Sandy Stewart, President of Sandhills Community College; Scott Brewton, Vice President of St. Joseph of the Pines; Mickey Foster, CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas and Katie Rucker, Principal of Moore Montessori. It is a testament to the incredible leaders in our community to see them all out with hammers in hand to play a personal role in solving the affordable housing crisis in our community.

SCC Team with Dr. Sandy Stewart

Mickey Foster, CEO of FirstHealth of the Carolinas

Scott Brewton, VP of St. Joseph of the Pines

Dr. Tim Lockair - Moore County Schools

Katie Rucker, Principal of Moore Montessori

Linda Parsons - Chamber of Commerce

Kimberly Sutton & Karen Dulmage

Main Street Home Loans

Sandra Barnhart- MCRAR

Matt Prestwood- FirstHealth

Joseph Druther- Druther Homes

Leaders from our healthcare, education, hospitality, even our local building community were learning and laughing together while raising the walls of a home. At the end of the day, all exterior walls were up and ready for the next day of construction. Thank you to the following leaders who shared in this special day – some for the first time and others as longtime friends and supporters of the Habitat mission:

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

Peace and Grace,

Amie N. Fraley

Executive Director

Studs and Sliders Success Story

Hoke County

Let's give a big round of gratitude for these fine, outstanding gentleman who volunteered to be the "Studs" who served over 80 folks sliders at the the Hoke County event in September!

What a fun night of food (special thanks to Vicious Pig for the delicious dinner), fellowship, and learning about how our Habitat affiliate has already been busy serving families in Hoke and our plans for the future.

We met our goal of selling out the event and raising funds for the following homes to be built or repaired within Hoke County. We are happy to report the event brought in over $3,500 in donations! Special thanks to Daphne Dudley, Habitat Board member, and Stephanie Hendrix, our chairs of the event, as well as the studs: Dennis Baxter, Brad Calloway, Kelvin Ray Crumpler, Chief Marc Godwin, Michael Hedgpeth, Evan Hendrix, Matt Hendrix, John Jordan, Byron Jones, David McNeill, Mayor John McNeill, John Wright, and Will Wright. These generous leaders charmed their diners with smiles, jokes, and, in some cases, goody bags of wet wipes and a "Get Out of Jail Free" card (can you guess which stud)? If you see any of these folks out and about, please make sure to thank them for helping lead the effort to build and preserve affordable homes for families in Hoke County.

Chief Marc Godwin

Stephanie and Matt Hendrix

Mayor John McNeill

David McNeill and John Wright

Many thanks to Unilever for keeping it clean! ~ Corporate Sponsor

We look forward to continuing the work on our current project at 3745 Blue Springs Road. We will be starting construction next spring on our 5th Hoke home – plans are already underway to gather groups of volunteers to help "raise the walls" of this home. If you can be part of the committee organizing the build days, please get in touch with us. Thank you so much for your support of the mission.

Faith Relations Update

We are thankful for our longtime partner, Penick Village for hosting the September Faith Relations meeting. Rev. Colette Bachand gave a homily on the necessity of pastors to set aside time to engage in reflection. While this can be a relaxing centering experience it can also allow for clarification of one’s values. Wonderful words.


Habitat’s Faith Relations Coordinator Dan Joslin then expressed appreciation for the support of the faith community. He identified several roles played by various individuals at churches, such as Missions Committees’ Liaisons to Habitat, Missions Committees’ Chairpersons, Habitat Hard Core Volunteers, Pastors and other church leaders who show up to build on Pastors Build Day to kick off our annual Apostles Build as well as on the weekend their church signed up to help build. Lastly Dan thanked Penick Village for hosting today’s lunch meeting and all churches that graciously step up to host these Faith Relations Meetings.


Next Dan thanked the two ladies who make it their goal to support many Habitat events both here in Moore County and in Richmond County, where they live. He stated they truly display the glow of God’s love. Another special mention went to Eagle Springs Baptist Church for its persistent work in a very challenged area of Moore County. Their pastor is resilient in facing these challenges and still finds time to come out on Pastors Build Day and to attend these meetings.  

September Faith Relations Meeting

(no meeting in October)

Save the Date for our Faith Relations Meeting on Wednesday, November 17th at 12:00 noon at Brownson Memorial on 330 S. May Street in Southern Pines. We are looking for community partners and volunteers to advocate for affordable housing.


Contact our Faith Coordinator

Two wonderful friends have lost children to gun violence. Another friend is laboring to restore the community center in the tiny locale of Addor in southern Moore County. Habitat will soon begin building 12 houses in Addor in a subdivision called Bright Meadows. What does this have to do with faith you ask? What else could anyone rely on to just keep going after the tragic loss of a child, other than pure faith in God. A revitalized community center in Addor would provide a place for youth and others to gather instead of being “in the streets” with all the dangerous temptations. 


One couple is leading the effort to restore this building which was once a Rosenwald School and later a fully functioning community center. Again, faith you ask? John and Patsy Bright have worked and continue to work tirelessly to raise funds to support this restoration or resurrection of a once vital venue. It is their faith that once accomplished it will serve the entire Addor community, including the twelve families residing in Bright Meadows. Faith that it will help reduce the lure of dangerous temptations of the streets.

Women Build Breaks Ground

Simple sweet success story, Tiara has started building her home with Habitat in Aberdeen after completing 300 hours of sweat equity. Our WomenBuild Committee was thrilled to meet her and her beautiful children. The team has been busy fundraising this summer, NOW is the time to sign up to be part of the build! No experience necessary, led by experienced construction managers.

This amazing group of ladies from Unilever sites around the US and Canada wrapped up their annual Women Advancing Manufacturing Conference building affordable housing right here in the Sandhills! The 2023 Women Build officially kicks off October 20th with "Walls-Up", but these women helped us get the shed, crawl space and center beam (girder) built!

You can sign up for our 2023 Women Build NOW

Sign up for Women Build

Filled with GRATITUDE for all our supporters! Truly well deserved! So proud of our team and all the volunteers who rock the ReStore and serve on our fundraising committees. YOU make us shine!

#1 Best place to buy Consigned Furniture

#2 Best Thrift Shop

#2 Best Place to give Time and Money!

Pinehurst Rotary visited the ReStore this month to see all the improvements and get the latest news. We shared a meal and swapped stories about longtime Rotarians that also volunteer in the ReStore, and yes, there was after hours shopping involved! Thank you to the Rotary for supporting Habitat with a $1,000 donation. You make us shine!

ReStore Needs Volunteers

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

affordable housing. Great staff, flexible hours!

Join us for our monthly Volunteer Session on Saturday, October 21st 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 know there is an abundance of volunteer opportunities in Moore County. 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. You can register through volunteer hub portal at https://sandhillshabitat.volunteerhub.com/

Habitat Board Members


Dr. Fallon Brewington, Chair

Tim Dwyer, Vice Chair

Lisa Fagan, Secretary

Dr. 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 Reese May

Helen Probst Mills

Kayla Prestwood

Sue Ralston 

Mary Rocca

Jill Saunders

Tracy Thomas

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