Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A House Built with Love

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Love Home



Folks gathered June 23 for a Watauga County Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremony for a home “that will truly be filled with Love,” said Lynette Orbovich, secretary for the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.  The home — an eco-friendly Habitat house in the GreenWood neighborhood — was dedicated to James Sr. and Isabelle Love.  Orbovich went on to say that the home would not only be filled with Love by name, “but with the love of family, the love this family feels for each other and for God’s great love for you.” Isabelle Love said she and her husband have six children — five boys and one girl. James Love Sr. said he’s anxious to be able to move into their new home, which is Habitat’s 27th home in Watauga County. Isabelle Love said they hope to be able to move in sometime in July.  People who gathered for the home dedication also heard sentiments from Habitat Director of Development Allison Jennings, Construction Manager Ed Tausche, Executive Director Alex Hooker and Pastor Jonathan Weant.  Isabelle Love said she wanted to thank all of the volunteers, Habitat staff and her siblings who helped her and her husband to obtain this home.  
"Love Has Found a New Home"- High Country Press





Thursday, June 14, 2018

Watauga Habitat is Looking for Future Homeowners


Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for our affordable housing program until June 30th, 2018. Eligibility criteria for a Habitat home include a housing need, the ability to pay an affordable mortgage and a willingness to partner with Habitat.  Homeowners assist in building their own home and the homes of others, and attend educational workshops on topics such as financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be successful homeowners.
Those interested in learning more about Habitat’s affordable housing program can visit our website or call Jennifer Ramey at 828-268-9545 or email jennifer@wataugahabitat.org.  Applications for a new Habitat home can be found on our website, may be mailed to applicants by calling Jennifer or picked up at Watauga County Habitat for Humanity’s office located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road in Boone.
Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing and make decent, affordable housing an option for all families.  We do this locally and worldwide through construction, rehabilitation and preservation of homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  Watauga County Habitat for Humanity builds houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lowes National Women Build 2018

Thanks to everyone who helped make Women Build a success!!


Check out the May 10th, 2018 issue of the Mountain Times and read all about this year's Women Build.  What a great day!










Monday, April 30, 2018

Kahuna Leader Board

Who's in the lead?  Here is this week's TOP 5 Kahunas!


Since March 1st, eleven community leaders have been competing to see who can raise the most money to support our affordable housing program.  The Kahuna who raises the most money will be crowned THE BIG KAHUNA at our Don Ho-Down on May 17th!  Pick your favorite Kahuna (you don't have to choose just one!) and lend your support.  More information can be found at wataugahabitat.org 


Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018

Kahuna Campaign Update

Top Five Kahuna Leader Board for week of April 2nd 2018

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Visit our website to support your favorite Kahuna!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Share the news and Mark Your Calendars!!!


Future Homeowner Information Session

Monday May 7th

On May 7th, 2018 interested home applicants are invited to attend a homeowner information session at the Watauga County Public Library.  The session will take place 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room with light refreshments being provided.
Eligibility criteria for a Habitat home include a housing need, the ability to pay an affordable mortgage and a willingness to partner with Habitat.  Homeowners assist in building their own home and the homes of others and attend educational workshops on topics such as financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be successful homeowners.
The new home orientation meeting will take place at the Watauga County Public Library, 140 Queen Street, Boone. Prospective partner families are asked to attend this orientation meeting.
To RSVP, call 828-268-9545 ext. 104 or email Watauga Habitat for Humanity at allison@wataugahabitat.org. The new home orientation meeting will include a presentation about Habitat for Humanity, criteria for eligibility, assistance with applications and an opportunity to meet with committee members to review applications.



Friday, March 16, 2018

It's Kahuna Time!

11 Community Leaders Entered Watauga Habitat for Humanity's Big Kahuna Campaign


Big Kahuna Campaign Kickoff
On March 7th, we kicked off our annual Kahuna Campaign. Eleven community leaders are competing to raise the most money to support our vision to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our Kahunas know that starts right here in our community!



Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Watauga County ReStore Shopping Experience

To shop at Watauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore is to go on an adventure.


Not your ordinary thrift store, proceeds from our ReStore is put to use to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in your community and around the world.
There are many great reasons to shop at the Watauga ReStore. Here’s a very short list:
  • You never know what you’re going to find.
    Items are donated from people and companies in your community, the selection varies depending on what has been donated.
  • Every trip is different.
    Because of that ever-changing selection, you’ll see different inventory every time you shop. Sometimes you may find something unexpected, so come back often!
  • What you see is not always what you end up with.
    Many shop at the ReStore to find items they can upcycle and transform into something new. Check out how to turn skis into a tiki torcha wooden chair into a planter and glass jugs into lamps.

What kinds of things will you find at our Habitat ReStore?

We sell new and gently used building materials, furniture, appliances and much more. When items are donated to Habitat ReStore, they get a chance at a second life rather than being taken to a landfill.
However, the great stuff you find at great prices when you visit Habitat ReStore is only part of the reason shopping here is so great. In addition, you are supporting Habitat for Humanity.

Where does the money from your Habitat ReStore donation go?

Proceeds from the ReStore go to Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s mission to help build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. This work is done both in your community and around the world. 

A House Built with Love

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