Thursday, May 16, 2019

2019 Big Kahuna Results

Thanks to everyone who made this another successful year!

 We set a goal to raise $35,500.  Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm we hit $24,000.  We didn't know if we were going to make it!  But our 2019 Kahunas worked hard in the final hours and, in a surprise ending, Ginny Morgan Walker was crowned THE BIG KAHUNA.  Overall, the campaign raised over  $39,200!  Thanks to ALL of our 2019 Kahunas. 
Here is the final Top 5 Leaderboard:

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Blessing of the Build-ICYMI

In case you missed it, last month future homeowner Kristina and her children gathered at the home Watauga Habitat is helping her build! 

Kristina will build and buy this home.

Pastor Tamara Franks of High Country United Church of Christ officiated the Blessing of the Build and offered prayers,.."Strengthen our efforts to build adequate and affordable homes and to bring hope to all who see this work.  Bless those who have worked or contributed to provide for this site, which today we set apart for the building of a new Habitat home.  May this be a place where your Holy presence dwells,"..

Watauga Habitat Board members and staff were present along with Habitat Kahuna participant Wayne Randall and his wife Suzanne.
F.A.R.M. Cafe' shared some tasty treats from their F.A.R.M. Full Circle Program.

This was a great community gathering and Watauga Habitat continues to live out our mission by putting God's love into action, bringing people together to build homes, community and hope.

If you wish to be a part of our mission, please consider volunteering on our build site or providing meals for volunteers.

Friday, March 1, 2019


Its March 1st, so we are kicking-off our 5th annual Big Kahuna Campaign.  Twelve community "movers and shakers" are competing to see who can raise the most money for the next 10 weeks. The winner will be crowned the Big Kahuna at the Don Ho-Down on May 15th at Appalachian Mountain Brewery.  Follow our blog to see who is in the Top 5 Leaderboard which is updated every Monday afternoon.  Check out our Facebook page and see who is in the weekly Kahuna Spotlight  This year's Kahunas are Taylor BlackJustin HacklerRob Lewis, Emma MartinTom McDonnellKayla McDougleKate PayneJane MeyersWayne RandallAdrian TaitGinny Morgan Walker, and Scott Williford.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Watauga Habitat ReStore is Hiring!

Employment Opportunities

Make a difference…work for Habitat!

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity. Current open positions are listed below. 

  • ReStore Part Time Associate
    • Watauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is looking for part-time help in our ReStore. Ideal candidates would have previous customer service experience and willingness to work hard for a great cause. Candidates must be able to pick up and carry 50+ pounds. Come join a great team of hard working folks who are helping raise funds to provide housing opportunities to local families in need. 

  • ReStore Donation Truck Driver
    • Accepting applications for Watauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore donation box truck driver. The ReStore sells used and sometimes new household items, furniture, and building materials at a discounted price. ReStore profits go to help further Watauga County Habitat for Humanity's mission of providing safe, efficient housing for families in need. Donation Truck Driver's responsibilities include moving furniture, appliances, and items safely out of donors homes and back to the warehouse efficiently, as well as additional duties in-store.
    • Applicants must be able to lift and carry at least 75 pounds, have a clean driving record, and be 21 years or older for insurance reasons. Ideal applicant would have some or all skills listed. Good customer service skills and willingness to learn is needed. Previous experience with moving furniture and appliances is a plus. Box truck driving experience preferred. Looking for applicants that enjoy helping customers and are excited about helping further Habitat's mission of providing safe and affordable housing.
    • Please come by ReStore to fill out applications. No phone calls please. This is a year round, full-time position with health care stipend. Come join the team!

 Applications can be picked up and filled out at:
Watauga Habitat ReStore 
1200 Archie Carroll Rd
Boone, NC 28607

 No Phone Calls, Please.

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

App Builds a Home-- Have you heard?

App Builds A Home is a campus-wide partnership with Watauga County Habitat to build a Habitat home for a local family in need. The students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian State University are coming together to design, fund, and build the home. App Builds A Home will be hosting events and fundraisers around campus to provide everyone an opportunity to participate in this exciting project!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Why Shelter?

Every day, more and more families find themselves in a struggle to keep a decent roof over their heads.
Caught in punishing cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions, or lack of access to land and affordable financing, these families live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear.
Watauga Habitat for Humanity knows that safe, decent and affordable shelter plays an absolutely critical role in helping families to create a new cycle, one filled with possibilities and progress. Affordable homeownership frees families and fosters the skills and confidence they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes can be long-lasting and life-changing.

2019 Big Kahuna Results

Thanks to everyone who made this another successful year!  We set a goal to raise $35,500.  Wednesday, May 15th at 3pm we hit $24,000. ...