Police vs. Fire Build: Sweat, a few pranks and community kinship through Habitat

Habitat for Humanity, families are big winners on Link Street

For the second year, Fayetteville’s fire and police departments faced off Thursday to see which team would be the first to raise the walls on two Habitat for Humanity homes being built on Link Street in the B Street neighborhood.

It was hard to tell who won between the two — homeowners are the real winners. And it was easy to see that everyone involved took the task to heart.

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Your vote for #teamblue supports the Vo family.

The May 31 Police Vs. Fire Build changes the look of a neighborhood, and it leaves a lasting impression on the hearts of our homeowners.

The loss of family members, their home, and more, in war-torn Vietnam, left Mr. and Mrs. Vo emotionally scarred and longing for a chance at a safe and prosperous life.

Mr. and Mrs. Vo arrived in the United States in 2013, with the dream of a better life for themselves, their daughters, and the family they left in Vietnam. From staying with friends, to becoming long-time renters, the Vos eagerly applied for Habitat’s homeownership program after seeing a family member close on their home in Hadley Court.

The process is complete, and the foundation has been laid. The Vos will also become US citizens this year, a huge milestone for anyone.

With Habitat, they’ve become homeowners. The next step is to bring their family home – to their house.

On May 31, the Fayetteville Police Department will try to out-frame the Fire Department. Framing is just the beginning.

“We are excited. Our daughters will be proud.”

You can help the Fayetteville Police Department build a safer and stronger neighborhood for the Vo family.

Engagement and sponsorship of the May 31 Police Vs. Fire Build improves a family’s future for generations to come.

Text ‘give’ to 910.387.4657, or CLICK HERE, to vote and support the build.

 

Your vote for #teamred supports the Collins family

The May 31 Police Vs. Fire Build is more than a competition, it’s a life-changing event.

Ms. Fonnie Collins and her daughter, Joy (13), are ready for a change. They know that along with a new home on Link Street, God is going to bless them with a chance to make new memories, and inspire others.

On May 31, Fayetteville Fire & Emergency Management will try to out-frame the Police Department. Framing is just the beginning.

The Collins family home will be where Joy has her own room; where she will invite friends to see her Duke blue accent wall; and where she will study so that one day she can attend college.

Ms. Fonnie is enjoying every step of the process. She’s rooting for the fire department, and will be as hands-on as possible during the build. Her job at Wendy’s allows her to be involved with Habitat while supporting Joy as she attends Northwood Temple Academy.

“Home means comfort and love. I want people to feel love and peace when they walk in to my house. ”

You can help Ms. Collins and the Fayetteville Fire & Emergency Management Department build a safer and stronger neighborhood. Engagement and sponsorship of the May 31 Police Vs. Fire Build improves a family’s future for generations to come.

Text ‘give’ to 910.387.4657, or CLICK HERE to support the build.

 

 

Change lives. Change an entire community.

Our vision is a place where everyone has a decent place to live. That may sound like an audacious goal, but thanks to caring partners and volunteers, we are making great strides building alongside families who are working hard to secure their own futures and who come to us for a hand up, not a hand out.

Deborah McKinnon is a mother of three who will move into her new Habitat home with her 14 year old son, Amar. She is a graduate of Terry Sanford HS and has been in Fayetteville all her life. Ms. McKinnon is a teacher’s assistant at Head Start and works part-time at Wal-Mart. Her son, Amar, is a freshman at Trinity Christian High school where he plays basketball and football. The McKinnon Family was referred to our homeownership program by friends who are Habitat homeowners. They are most looking forward to engaging friends, family and church in building alongside them to fulfill the sweat equity requirement and contribute to lasting change in the B Street community.

The B Street neighborhood has a coalition of residents, Habitat staff, City of Fayetteville officials, community leaders, and business owners who are building a healthy community through healthful living initiatives and asset-based development.

You can help Ms. McKinnon become the first Habitat partner family to move into the B Street area.

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Habitat receives $100k grant

The Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity received a $100,000 grant from the Simply East Fund at a ceremony Tuesday morning.

The money will be used for a new Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity program called the Critical Home Repair Program that will repair residences for homeowners with household incomes of less than 60 percent of the median income in the city.

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Habitat Awarded $100,000 Simply East Fund Grant for Critical Repair and Construction in B Street Neighborhood Revitalization Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2018

 

CONTACT: Ruthie Dent
VP, Marketing
Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
910.483.0952
ruthie@fayettevillenchabitat.org

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 grant from the Simply East Fund that will provide the foundation for FAHFH launching a critical repair program in the B Street area as part of its neighborhood revitalization efforts.

A check presentation ceremony will take place at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 20 at the Minor Street Church of God, 505 Minor Street.

“This grant provides the resources needed to do critical repairs to homes in an area that we have identified as a priority for neighborhood revitalization. There is no doubt that families living in homes in desperate need of repair will see a change in their community.” said Tammy Laurence, FAHFH CEO. “We see these hard-working families as the backbone of the history of Fayetteville, and we are delighted that Simply East Fund has agreed to be one of our investors.

The neighborhood revitalization effort for the B Street area has been operating for two years. FAHFH has facilitated the successful organization of a coalition made up of residents, business owners, faith leaders, city council representatives, and community volunteers. This coalition is the first step of the asset-based community development program used to revitalize neighborhoods.

The Simply East Fund grant will enable the FAHFH affiliate to address the critical needs of families and elderly individuals living in low to moderate income housing that may be considered substandard based on living conditions. The homes targeted may need roofing due to leaking; flooring due to holes or broken wood; and weatherization and repair of other structural issues.

Funds will be allocated to supplies needed for home repair, staffing, and volunteer management materials.

Please call (910) 483-0952 for more information.

About Simply East Fund

Simply East Fund seeks to improve the quality of life for the economically challenged by supporting social service organizations that have impact and are doing the most good in Eastern, North Carolina.

About Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.

 

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See Habitat CEO, Tammy Laurence, at Tu Me Inspiras

Be Inspired by motivational stories of women in our community. Hear from four local women including Chief of Police, Gina Hawkins; Tammy Laurence, CEO Habitat for Humanity Fayetteville; Maria del Pilar Salvat, Founder and CEO of Bilingual Therapy Services; and Elizabeth Millan, Retired Army Nurse and case manager at Wounded Transition Batallion in Fort Bragg.

Friday, February 2
10:30 AM
Ramada Plaza, 1707 Owen Drive
*free event

 

City Council Approves Funding for B Street Construction

Fayetteville City Council approved the funding of seven (7) new construction homes in the B Street neighborhood revitalization target area.
Thanks to a partnership with the City’s Community Development team, and others, the B Street area and its residents will continue to see growth, prosperity and asset-based development.

The funds allocated from the Oakridge Estates Subdivision project to the B Street Revitalization project was to build 7 houses in the B Street Area during the current 2017-2018 program year.  Below is the information to support the actual contract that both parties, FAHFH and the City will have to endorse:

B Street Contract (7 houses) – 2017-2018 PY:

$176,400              –              Construction ($25,200 p/house)

$  28,000               –              Soft Costs ($4,000 p/house)

$  51,100               –              Infrastructure ($7,300 p/house) – includes p/lot driveways and sidewalks up to homes’ entrances

$255,500              –              Total Contract Award  ($36,500  p/house)

The funding was extracted from the current 2017-2018 program year’s contract between the City and FAHFH to build 10 houses in the Oakridge Estates Subdivision project.  The Oakridge Estates Subdivision project is not yet ready for construction since remaining underway for the installation of infrastructure.

Be a part of the growth on B Street! Join the daily neighborhood walks at 11:30 AM, Monday-Friday. Call (910) 483-0952 for more information.

Habitat Welcomes Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Development

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is pleased to announce that Mark Trudeau has joined the leadership team as Chief Operating Officer and Nathan Bright steps into a development role.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mark will oversee departmental performance as it relates to the overall success of the affiliate including finances, human resources, and office operations. Vice President of Development, Nathan Bright, is responsible for developing relationships with individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and foundations. The VP of Development will also implement fundraising strategies to accomplish fund development and capacity building.

With extensive military operations experience, a B.S. from the USAF Academy, and a MBA from the City University of Seattle, Mark’s goal is to provide the best support to the staff and prospective homeowners so that FAHFH becomes the leading provider of affordable housing in the area.

Nathan’s experience in construction and restoration, and MPA from N.C. State University will enable him to secure gifts from major donors, manage and sustain an annual fund, and organize major annual events.

Please call (910) 483-0952 for more information.

About Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.

 

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Dec. 9 Volunteer Construction Shift CANCELLED

Due to the potential for freezing rain and inclement weather conditions, the construction volunteer shift scheduled for December 9 has been rescheduled to December 16.

Click here to register for the last construction volunteer opportunity of the year, where volunteers will install hardie siding on the McKinnon home.

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P. O. Box 3166 • 310 Green Street Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 483-0952 • Fax: (910) 486-5472
office@fayettevillenchabitat.org
Habitat ReStore
3833 Bragg Blvd.
(910) 920-4657
restore@fayettevillenchabitat.org