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Honoring Heroes: Veterans Build's Week of Service Leaves Lasting Impact

Updated: Dec 8, 2023

In a powerful display of community solidarity and support for those who have served our nation, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity conducted its annual Veterans Build season. The three-month-long initiative was kicked off with a home renovation for a local hero's family after the mother of eight suffered a stroke. The season which included six Veteran home repairs continued into the remarkable week of service held from November 3rd through the 9th. This initiative aimed to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Veterans by providing crucial home repairs using active military, fellow Veterans, and military organizations as volunteers. A few of the beneficiaries included a single mother who bravely served our country and another hero coping with disabilities. The success of this endeavor would not have been possible without the generous contributions and dedicated efforts of various sponsors, volunteer groups, and community partners.

The volunteers, sponsors, and community partners worked alongside the Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity construction crew each day making the necessary repairs to the homes of the Veterans to ensure they had a safe and warm home for the holiday season. Each year the organization is blown away by the power of the community and this year was no exception. Bishop Larry Wright set the tone for this incredible week of service during the opening ceremony, and this energy continued throughout the week. 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to the event sponsors whose generosity made this initiative possible. PNC, Corvias, Navy Federal Credit Union, Ledois, PWC, Veterans United – your commitment to supporting Veterans shines as a beacon of hope. Your contributions have not only improved the lives of local Veterans but have also set an inspiring example for others to follow.

The success of Veterans Build's season is a testament to the power of community engagement. A special acknowledgment to the following volunteer groups that totaled over 100 who lent their time, skills, and passion to make a difference. This includes Partnership for Children, Spring Hill Suites, Keller Williams Welcome Home Team, Veritas Church, 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Liberty Chapter: Delta Sigma Theta, 6-2 SFAB, 10th MP BN. Your dedication to service exemplifies the true spirit of community and honors the sacrifice of our veterans.

The collaborative efforts of community partners played a pivotal role in the success of the initiative. A sincere appreciation to the Methodist University Occupational Therapy Department who guided us on how to make the homes fit the homeowner's needs. As well as Home Builders Institute Fort Liberty, whose students worked hard on-site to make an impact.

A genuine thank you to the businesses and organizations that provided invaluable in-kind donations, ensuring the smooth execution of Veterans Build's week of service.

Lowe’s, PWRoofing, Just Love Coffee, Mission BBQ, Whirlpool. Your contributions, whether in materials or services, have made a lasting impact on the lives of these veterans and their families.

As Veterans Build comes to a close, echoes of gratitude and a sense of accomplishment resonate within the community. The repairs made to the Veteran’s homes are not just physical improvements but symbolic gestures of appreciation for their service. The collaboration between sponsors, volunteer groups, and community partners exemplifies the collective strength that can be harnessed to make a positive impact.

Event Sponsors: 



 Navy Federal Credit Union



 Veterans United

Volunteer Groups: 

Partnership for Children

 Spring Hill Suites

 Keller Williams Welcome Home Team

 Veritas Church

 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion

 Fort Liberty Chapter: Delta Sigma Theta

 6-2 SFAB

 10th MP BN

Community Partners:

Methodist University Occupational Therapy Department 

Home Builders Institute Fort Liberty

In-Kind Donations: 



 Just Love Coffee

 Mission BBQ


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