September 2022            (910) 295-1934

Update from Our Director

Habitat welcomes the 2023 Board of Directors

We attribute many success stories to our devoted Board of Directors, passionate about creating affordable housing in the Sandhills. Each director brings unique skills, talents, and insight to the group, allowing us to grow stronger together. As the leaders of our affiliate, they play a vital role at the top level and as volunteers on the construction site, fundraising events, and in the ReStore.

We welcome our newest board members and encourage you to learn more about this unique way of supporting our affiliate’s mission. Joining us this year are the following:

Robert Jackson

Mr. Jackson is a native of Moore County and currently resides in Southern Pines. He is a mental health professional serving our counties with licensed substance abuse therapy. Robert is one of the elders, Armor Bearer, President of the church’s “Street Clean-Up Program,” and Pastoral Aid Members at Kingdom Minded Ministries International. Robert is currently the owner of Jackson & McCall Consultant Agency LLC. The McCall is in memory of his deceased beloved granny, Mrs. Rosa Lee McCall, who raised him to be the man he is today.

Jill Saunders

Jill Saunders is a partner in family-owned businesses, Southern Pines Ace, founded in 2016, and Seven Lakes Ace, in 2018. She was raised in San Antonio, TX, and graduated from Baylor University in 1992 with a BBA in Finance. Prior work experience includes Fidelity Investments in Dallas, TX, and in another family-owned business, Imports Exclusive, which began in 1997.

She currently serves as Chair of the Fellowship Christian Academy board, a private school in Carthage, NC. Jill has also served as a board member of the Public Education Foundation since approximately 2015.

United Way Day "Weekend" of Caring

More than 200 volunteers donated their time and talent to several nonprofit agencies, including Sandhills Habitat on September 15th, 16th, &17th. Over ninety volunteers worked 382 hours assisting with framing-in two homes in the Greenbriar neighborhood of Hamlet in Richmond County for the 13th Annual Day of Caring.

We are grateful for the community support

and local businesses

  • Enviva
  • Burlington
  • FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital - Richmond
  • Quality Oil & Gas, Superior Cranes
  • Knit Rite
  • Piedmont Natural Gas
  • Richmond County 4H
  • Williams Deane & Herndon Attorneys
  • Richmond County Schools,  

Neighboring churches brought a much need meals out to our volunteers.

Our Faith Relations Partners in Richmond County quick to offer support when they heard about the need to feed our hard working volunteers! Thank you from all the staff and volunteers!

  • Kings Gate Church
  • Mount Zion United Church of Christ
  • First Baptist Church of Hamlet
  • First Presbyterian Church of Rockingham
  • Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Rockingham
  • First United Methodist Church of Rockingham

Save the Date

Annual Holiday Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon

 December 5th at 12:00 pm

 The Country Club of North Carolina

 1600 Morganton Road

This year's celebration will include anyone who has volunteered for at least 50 hours (October 1st, 2021- October 1st, 2022). “Please register by October 31st as all guest names will need to be added to the list for entry into CCNC. Each 50+ hour volunteer may also invite a guest at lunch cost of $40.

Please Register yourself and buy your guest tickets here.

Milestone Volunteers Register Here

Sponsor a milestone volunteer’s lunch and join in the celebration this year!

This year we are opening the event to our friends who may not be able to volunteer as often but still care deeply for the mission and would like to support our volunteers. Your ticket purchase of $80 for the holiday luncheon will include a delicious buffet at CCNC, time to mix and mingle with other Habitat fans, and a presentation by Habitat staff highlighting our impactful year together. Half of your ticket cost will sponsor the cost of the meal for a volunteer, and together we will look back at work we are making possible.


We hope you will consider joining us on Monday, December 5th at 12:00! Please click on the button below to purchase ticket(s).


Do you have an Affordable Land Opportunity?

Access to land lies at the heart of ending poverty. Without land, there can be no housing, and housing is the key to stability and opportunity. By using your voice to improve access to safe and secure land, you can help create the foundation for better housing. Whether you have a lot, a parcel of land, or know someone who does, now is the time to reach out. Partnering with Habitat can provide your family legacy and safe, affordable housing for others and future generations.

Contact Director

SCG Real Estate Solutions of Coldwell Banker Advantage, in conjunction with Sandhills Community College, is hosting a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills' Aging in Place Repair Program. You can help provide critical repairs for the elderly and physically disabled in our local area.

Free Zombie Run Tee Shirt for anyone who signs up before October 5th

 Join us on October 22, 2022, at 5:00 pm

(check-in/registration begins at 4:00 pm)

Fort Habitat (Sandhills Community College baseball diamond) where you will run through 2.2 miles of terror, evading zombies at every turn. Your mission will be to deliver the lifesaving vaccination to halt the zombie apocalypse ravaging the Sandhills. The fate of humanity depends on you! Register to participate as either a runner or a zombie! This is a fun, family event that will put you in the Halloween spirit!

Sign Up for Zombie Run

September Faith Relations Meeting

Popular Springs Missionary Baptist Church

Pastor A.B. Coley blessed the meal. After lunch, the assembled group introduced themselves. Then Dan Joslin, Habitat Faith Relations Coordinator, spoke about a video project under production with Rockfish Church production staff. The new video will be available to churches to share with their congregations to provide information about the Habitat mission.    

Dan then introduced Farrah Newman. As the Program Director for Habitat, she oversees all aspects of construction for this Habitat affiliate. She reviewed the exciting potential for builds in the Addor area. This project began with the purchase of undeveloped acreage in the area, sold to Habitat by Rev. and Mrs. John Bright. Before building starts, the property must go through several environmental, historical and governmental reviews. Then the infrastructure will need to be brought in. A most generous timeline to begin building would be the summer of 2023. The goal is to build 12 homes on this property. Farrah also spoke about the Repair Ministry provided by Habitat to non-Habitat homeowners. These critical repairs help individuals stay in their homes.  

Faith Moment for September 2022

“A hand up not a hand out.” is a phrase we often use to describe our mission here at Habitat. Matthew

25: 35-40 tells us to care for the least among us. That caring is displayed in a myriad of ways. At

times these are “hand outs.” Habitat homeowners are among those who are able to engage these verses

in Matthew 25 and do help those in need of a “hand out.”

Please Read On

September Faith Relations Meeting

Save the Date for our Faith Relations Meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at 12:00 at Rockingham United Methodist Church. We are looking for community partners and volunteers to advocate for affordable housing.

Contact our Faith Coordinator

Habitat Sweeps the Best of the Pines Awards

First Place Winners

Best Thrift Shop

Best Place to Buy Used Furniture

Best Place to Give Time or Money

Father Vincent Capodanno High School

For years Father Capadonno High School has been supporting the Restore by assigning the upcoming graduates community services hours to volunteer at Habitat. Students come in on Wednesdays in groups of about six youth and one teacher.  They work for about an hour and a half. These teens are part of our Monday "cleaning crew" as they are the ones that go around and clean the glass and wood tops as well as organize, pick up trash and help our hardcore volunteers when needed. They help us keep the store sparkling. If you have a group that would like to volunteer, please get in touch with our ReStore Volunteer Manager, Krystal Allen at

Be sure to follow the new ReStore Facebook page
to learned about the latest inventory and sales
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