August Newsletter
(910) 295-1934
Jeff Casey of FirstHealth and Homeowner Marilyn

You can join us as a financial and/or volunteer sponsor to become part of the team. Financial sponsorships start at $100 with an array of benefits ranging from publicity in Habitat digital and print materials to tickets to various Habitat events throughout the year. Sponsorships may also come in the form of muscle; commiting a volunteer team of 10 for a build day! We build every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday throughout the year from 8am-1pm . You might be surprised at the collaboration a build can teach your employees in a half a day. It’s teambuilding with a purpose, continuing the Habitat tradition of creating a community where everyone has a safe and affordable place to call home.

The build will kick off with our Blueprint Breakfast on Wednesday, September 25 th from 8:00-9:30 am. Special thanks to Penick Village for hosting the event, which will highlight our accomplishments of last year and preview the special projects for this year. 
This year’s breakfast and build recognizes a lead partnership from First Bank.  A unique mortgage arrangement with First Bank is increasing our ability to create affordable housing. This partnership is a “game-changer” and we are grateful to the incredible team at First Bank for their diligence and generosity

Any business interested in joining us at this year’s Business Build that can pledge at least $100 and/or volunteer a 10-person team for a build day is invited to attend the breakfast at no additional cost. Pledges can be fulfilled through June 30, 2020. Our goal is to raise $70,000 (in financial and in-kind support) and fill the 30 volunteer build days required to complete a Habitat home.
Tim Maples- First Bank
Tom Pashley and Darlene Borrows - Pinehurst LLC
Lori West- Pure Bar
Hailey Summers - Pink of the Pines
The first day of construction on this year’s home will take place Friday, October 25 th from 8am-1:00 pm with our “ CEO Build Day !” On this day, our business leaders will trade in their suits, ties and heels for hardhats, tool belts and work gloves. We will begin the day with only a floor system but hope to raise all of the walls and allow our fantastic local business leaders the chance to actively engage in our work and spend time together outside the usual board room. All following build days can be secured by workplace teams or individuals eager to put their skills to work. No prior build experience is needed, as our construction team is gifted at helping you find your niche for the day!

If you would like to become part of this volunteer committee, please contact Amie at 910-295-1934 or  afraley@sandhillshabitat.org .
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Wednesday, August 21 st , 2019
12:00 PM
Place of Grace Campus
252 School Street
Rockingham, NC 28379
 
Please RSVP to
Amie Fraley at 910-295-1934 ext. 2310
Welcome Our New Construction Manager
Adam Cook
We were all sorry to see Tony move to Florida but thankful that he suggested that his younger brother, Adam Cook, join the team. Adam is a Moore County native that has over 14 years of experience in construction. Please make sure you introduce yourself the next time you see him on the build site or in the office!
Apostles Build Home Dedication
With a strong desire to build a future for their two daughters, Michael and Glenda Dudley began partnering with Habitat in early 2018. We learned more about their determination and perseverance as we worked beside them on the construction site and listened to their story at the Faith Relations meeting.

Our faith community and local volunteers gathered late last year with the mission to build a home for the Dudley Family.
From the very beginning, the commitment from many congregations in the Sandhills proved to be God’s love in action. You may remember last Christmas Eve when the Pinehurst United Methodist Church kicked of the Apostles Build with three services at the Fair Barn. PUMC united a community on this very special night with a story of a family looking for a home, an inspirational start for the mission of Habitat.
In mid-March, we were joined by our faith leaders for Pastor’s Day to raise the walls and serve as a catalyst for excitement to serve others in your community. Churches of all faiths and size volunteered throughout the month, filling the build days and raising donations for the materials.
The Dudley home was dedicated on July 25 th in front of one of the largest crowds to date. Friends and family filled the house, the yard and even the streets. The Dudleys are a proud, hardworking family who changed the course of their lives by becoming homeowners through Habitat’s affordable mortgage program. We look forward to sharing future stories with you as we follow them through the years.

Many Thanks to Our Apostles Build Partners
  • Bethesda Presbyterian Church
  • Community Congregational Church
  • Culdee Presbyterian Church
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Roseland United Methodist Church
  • Southern Pines United Methodist Church
  • West End Presbyterian Church
Thank you Letter from Glenda Dudley
"My name is Glenda Dudley. My husband Michael and I have two daughters Miki and Fiona. Before anything else, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for all your kindness in helping all the homeowner's to have offordable homes. Thank you all so much for sharing your precious timme in building our home. Time is the very BEST gift you can give to anybody Thank you so much to all of you. May God bless everyone of you. You All Rock!"

Pictured to the left is Fiona Dudley
Habitat Volunteer in the Spotlight
Meet Diane Wilson
I am Diane Wilson, a native of Moore County and very proud to say that. I grew in the Southern Pines and Pinehurst area and now reside in Seven Lakes. I have one son Zachary and he and his wife Kimberly have given me two grandsons, Charles and Griffin. I attended Pinecrest High School and after graduation I attended and graduated from Sandhills Community College. My family had always worked in the Public Safety field and so I began volunteering with Pinehurst Rescue which led me to taking classes at Montgomery Community College to become certified as a Paramedic. After graduation I began a long, prosperous career with the County of Moore in the Emergency Services Department for 25 years.  I retired in 2015 and within a month I was back in school this time to take the real estate class. In August 2015 I became a licensed real estate broker and have been affiliated with Towering Pines Real Estate since 2015. 

After getting my real estate license, I found that I needed to become more involved in the community that I have always called home. While attending a networking event at CCNC I met Amie Fraley, and as they say the rest is history. I began volunteering with the Gala committee; 2019 was my third-year volunteering with this great group for a great cause and I am excited to say 2020 will be my fourth year. I am looking forward to serving as the Co-Chair. I also volunteer with the Women’s Build Committee and have worked at several build sites. I enjoy meeting not only the people that volunteer their time but also the homeowners.  
Repair Program Continues to Grow
Our Repair program has had some amazing accomplishments over the last year, and is set to achieve even more in the coming year. We were able to leverage some increased funding support from the USDA and received additional support from generous local partnerships with Richmond & Moore County, and NC Community Foundations, Richmond County United Way, The Arc of Moore County, Military Members In Action (MMIA), and Enviva. These partnerships allowed us to reach even more families in need, especially after last year’s weather.

We have also partnered with Dobbins Heights in Richmond County to develop a Neighborhood Revitalization Team, supported by Richmond Community College and Enviva. This team has completed training with RCC and finished two projects so far, with monthly projects planned through June 2020 to help revitalize common areas and homes in their community.


Mark Trudeau, Repair Coordinator
295-1934 x2240 or repair@sandhillshabitat.org
Business Build Partners
Help us Grow!
Cooper Ford has supported many community events and fundraisers including the Habitat Business Build . Our construction team received the benefit of this great partnership with Cooper Ford; a new used truck at a great price for our affiliate. Thank you Aaron Cooper!
New Richmond County Build breaking Ground!
Fati Brown, Hamlet resident, and U.S. Marine Gulf War veteran, will be our next Richmond County Homeowner. Fati is currently a counselor with Compassionate Care in Rockingham and a single parent raising two daughters. His home will be built at 387 Green Lake Rd next to an existing Habitat home.

After the foundation is built in early September, the symbolic “Walls Up” will be held with United Way “Day of Caring Volunteers” on Wednesday, September 11th beginning at 8:00 am . This day’s purpose is to literally construct the exterior walls on the flat foundation. With lots of man (and woman) power the walls are raised in sections and nailed into place. With the exterior walls established, the interior walls are then added. It is quite a remarkable sight and we are looking for Richmond County volunteers to come and help build on that day.

We also are excited to welcome back our RVer’s who will be working on the Rockingham house for two weeks at the end of September. This very talented group devotes their time and construction experience every year to helping Habitat build safe decent and affordable homes in our community. We are truly blessed.

You can register at sandhillshabitat.org, click on get involved then on volunteer up! Sign in. No experience required, and we will supply the tools.

Rosemary Weber
(910) 295-1934 ext. 2270 or rweber@sandhillshabitat.org
Ryann Pulliam
ReStore Intern
The Habitat Restore enjoyed having three summer student interns in our Moore County store. Because of previous volunteer experience with us, Ryann and Max were a perfect fit for our team. Bianka is a rising high school senior who hit the ground running on her first day.

Among the three of them, they have helped stock merchandise, worked donation pick-ups, and even worked the cash register. We wish Max luck as he returns to college. Ryann and Bianka will continue to help on school vacations, holidays and weekends.

If interested in interning opportunities within our ReStores, please call
Kimberly Braddy 910-295-1934