Habitat Hosts Inaugural Habitat 24 for B Street Community Construction

Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is recruiting volunteer teams for the inaugural Habitat 24, a 24-hour build that will end with the construction of the very first B Street community home.

“Building a new home in the B Street community has a tremendous significance to us,” said Tammy Laurence, FAHFH executive director.  “We have been working in support of the residents for over two years to revitalize their sense of security and connection with Fayetteville’s thriving lower downtown city center. It’s tremendous to see the impact that the B Street coalition has had on reviving this area.”

The inaugural Habitat 24, on June 24, will not end until walls are raised, a roof is overhead, and windows and doors are in place. Twenty-four teams will volunteer during active construction, and pledge to raise at least $1,000 towards the construction of a Habitat home at 601 Link Street, using a peer-to-peer fundraising platform.

Deborah McKinnon has been approved to become a Habitat homeowner and is looking forward to being a part of the B Street community. 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.

For more information on Habitat 24 and team sign-up, please visit http://www.fayettevillenchabitat.org/event/habitat-24/?instance_id=333

or call Ruthie Dent or Erica Gordon at (910) 483-0952.

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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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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