Good News Report

Good Things, July 10, 2015
“[The men] shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you may not bear it yourself alone.”
Numbers 11:17

This verse reminds me that when the work gets heavy at times that I am never alone. I am very blessed to have an amazing mentor. So I want to say a special thanks to Lance Henning, my mentor and the executive director at Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity. Lance’s support and encouragement have come at just the right times, and his wisdom is always perfect. He continues to help me realize that I do not do this work alone.

Get Read to Rock the Block
The B Street Coalition is meeting weekly to plan the first ever Rock the Block to kick off Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in the B Street area. The Coalition is comprised of local residents; local churches; the City of Fayetteville’s Parks & Recreation, Community Development, Communications Dept., Police Department and City Council members; local business leaders and FAHFH. The event will be August 22, from 10 to 2. PSAs will go out starting next. Ruthie Dent, Marketing and Events Director for FAHFH and Nathan Walls, City of Fayetteville Public Information Office.

Financial Literacy Education
Thanks to Jimmy Teal and Nathan Bright FAHFH’s Financial Literacy Education Program will begin September. Jimmy and Nathan met with Mr. Hiram Reynolds to review the program, and plan to begin registering families and individuals to attend the program.

New Community Partner
FAHFH is now a Community Partner with the Office of Civic Engagement & Service Learning at Fayetteville State University. Students will have an opportunity to work alongside Habitat staff on projects that will enhance their civic life and social responsibility.

Video Proposals Received
FAHFH hosted a bid meeting with several area video production companies several weeks ago, and the proposals are in. The proposals will be reviewed by a review committee and the winner will be notified next week. The FAHFH video will feature homeowner testimonials, photos of FAHFH’s community work, a Call to Action to local supporters and a spotlight on how the work of FAHFH is changing lives for good. FAHFH will premiere the video at the first ever Annual Breakfast in October.

Keep up the Good Likes
FAHFH is up to 1,056 likes on Facebook and 52 followers on Twitter! Please go onto Facebook and share the Rock the Block event.

Gingerbread Community of Hope
The Downtown Alliance, Arts Council and FAHFH received great news this week! H & H Homes has decided to be a major sponsor for the Dickens Holiday and the Gingerbread Community of Hope. H & H loved the Community of Hope that FAHFH orchestrated last year. It is going to be a great event again this year. Ruthie Dent, FAHFH Director of Marketing and Events has been invited by Chef Richard Kugelmann to meet with the FTCC Culinary Arts Department next month to discuss the event. The class will submit one of their class projects to the Gingerbread Community of Hope.IMG_4323

It’s Christmas in July
The Habitat Restore is having a Christmas in July sale for the entire month! The Habitat ReStore sales are at $9,589! Way to go Jerry, Cameron, Rachael, Wazir, Carl and Freddie!

Construction
A picture is worth 1000 words! Great work Chris, Kenny and Nathan. Get ready for a lot of home dedications in August and September! We will see 11 new homeowners receive their homes!

Hedgepeth- After 2

Picnic Tables Delivered to HomeownersIMG_4334
Thank you Snyder Memorial Baptist Church! The picnic tables made by Snyder VBS participants were delivered today to the homeowners who won them at the Community meeting a few weeks ago. The families were delighted, and from the looks on the Snyder VBS kids’ faces, so were they! We are so blessed by our faith partners!

 

 

Blessings,
Tammy Laurence
Executive Director

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