Habitat and the City of Fayetteville Celebrate the Opening of Hedgepeth Street Park with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) and City of Fayetteville officials will mark the opening day of Hedgepeth Street Park at 11 am on Friday, November 3 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Through the collaborative efforts of FAHFH staff, City of Fayetteville’s Parks & Recreation Department and community volunteers, the Hedgepeth Street community of 10 homes will boast a new playground, picnic tables and walking track.

The Hedgepeth Street community includes six Habitat homes all built in the last three years, and four other private residences. The property was donated to FAHFH in 2014 by Jeremy D. Wright, director of As One Prayer Ministries. Hedgepeth Street has been transformed from a dark dead end to a beautiful, thriving neighborhood. Three Habitat partner families in this area have preschool and school age children. While the housing in the area had been revitalized, the community lacked a safe and adequate place for children to play.

“Hedgepeth Street, which we call the faith community, has taken shape thanks to wonderful collaborative projects,” said Tammy Laurence, executive director of FAHFH. “Many awesome hands have touched a piece of this community, including fire fighters, police officers and local church volunteers. The playground addition completes this community and is an asset to the children and families who call this area home.”

The purchase of the playground equipment was funded thanks to a Longleaf Fund Seeds of Hope grant and the park’s sustainability is dependent on widespread community support. FAHFH’s partnership with the City of Fayetteville and its Economic and Community Development Department’s Beautification Program secured the provision of the mulch and sod, and the Parks & Recreation department prepped the site prior to construction with tree pruning and landscaping.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony. Attendees will include City of Fayetteville officials, Fayetteville Police Department, Fayetteville Fire & Emergency Management, Cumberland County officials, community partners, faith community representatives, and Habitat staff.

 

 

 

About Fayetteville Area 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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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
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3833 Bragg Blvd.
(910) 920-4657
restore@fayettevillenchabitat.org