Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Looking For a Few Good Kahunas!!

Watauga County Habitat for Humanity is looking for Big Kahuna Campaign Contestants





Boone (January 16, 2018)   Watauga County Habitat for Humanity (WCHfH) is celebrating a new year by planning the 4th annual Big Kahuna fundraising competition in the spring of 2018.  WCHfH is currently looking for campaign contestants.  Letters requesting participation have been sent to many community leaders.  There will be a maximum number of Kahuna Contestants. 
Since 2015, this fundraising campaign has collectively raised over $110,000, enough to build an entire Habitat for Humanity home.  Past winners include Linda K. Robinson of Premier Sotheby’s Real Estate, Justin Davis of Town Tavern Blowing Rock and Jenny Miller, Community Volunteer.  Joining this friendly competition is a great way to show your support for Habitat’s work in Watauga County, and participants are encouraged to compete as representatives of their businesses.
The Big Kahuna contest will kick-off on March 1st and the winner will be crowned at the “Don Ho-Down” in mid-May.  Contestants can organize and host various events to raise money during the competition period—for example, hosting a cocktail party for friends or donating a percent of proceeds from your business.  If a birthday or anniversary falls in that time-period, you can ask friends or family to donate to your campaign.  The ideas are limitless, and the Watauga Habitat staff will be behind you all the way, coaching and promoting all you are doing.

Those interested in joining the 2018 Watauga County Habitat for Humanity Kahuna Campaign should contact Director of Development, Allison Jennings at 828-268-9545 ext. 104 or allison@wataugahabitat.org.

2015 Big Kahuna Linda K. Robinson with Watauga Habitat Executive Director, Alex Hooker


2017 Big Kahuna Jenny Miller with Watauga Habitat Development Director Allison Jennings

2016 Big Kahuna Justin Davis of Blowing Rock Town Tavern with Alex Hooker

Friday, December 29, 2017

A Brush With Kindness-Home Repair Program



In 2018, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity will begin repairing homes in partnership with qualified, low-income homeowners.  The new housing repair program called A Brush with Kindness is aimed at providing services such as exterior minor repairs to low-income homeowners in need.

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a goal to serve low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes.  The work is done by volunteers who use donated materials whenever possible.  To qualify, the homeowner must meet the demonstrated need, willingness to partner and ability to re-pay a no interest loan.  Payments made by the partner family are placed in a revolving fund to help ABWK serve others in need.    

“Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness initiative gives us a great opportunity to help more families in need, as well as have an impact on the entire community" said Alex Hooker, Executive Director, Watauga County Habitat for Humanity. “Helping people repair and maintain their homes fits in seamlessly with Habitat's core mission of making decent, affordable housing available to low-income families.”

For more information about how you can volunteer with Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.wataugahabitat.org.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Groundbreaking for the Bradshaw Family

On Saturday, December 16th, Watauga County Habitat hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for future homeowners, the Bradshaw Family.  Over 50 people turned out to welcome the Bradshaws, even Santa Claus!  What a great day and so many people to thank including Reverend Terry Alexander, Rumple Presbyterian, Boone United Methodist and Watauga County Habitat's Board of Directors.  A special thanks to WCHfH's Family Selection Committee and their commitment to providing affordable housing to hard-working families and individuals.  Together we build strength, stability and independence through shelter.
We are looking forward to next Christmas when the Bradshaw family will be celebrating a home of their own in our GreenWood Community!




Thursday, November 30, 2017

ASU Habitat Gingerbread Competition

From Caroline Comer with ASU Habitat Club:

Hi all! We at Habitat hope this semester has treated you as well as it has us! For a closer look into what we've been up to, follow us on instagram: @appstateh4h
Also stay tuned to more frequent post on this page! Anyone who is interested in joining our club in builds, fundraising, etc. you can find us on appsync!
Here are some photos from our 6th annual Gingerbread Competition that was held on Nov. 16th of this year





Monday, November 13, 2017

Volunteer Your Time!

It's the Season of Giving! Please Consider Giving Your Time!

Thank you for all you have done to support Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.  Today we are reaching out to those who have volunteered with us in the past.  Many of you have worked on the Love Family home in our eco-friendly GreenWood neighborhood.  We are making a big push to get this home completed so we can start building our next home in GreenWood for the Bradshaw Family.  

We have an immediate need for additional volunteers to join us and the Love family in finishing their new home so they can have safe, affordable and decent housing!  We work on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but with notice, we can work with your schedule.

The sooner the home is completed, the sooner we can begin the Bradshaw home!

Can you help tangibly impact families in need?

Can you organize your workplace, church or group of friends to volunteer?

If interested, please reply to this email or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Ramey at jennifer@wataugahabitat.org or 828-268-9545.

Join us as we provide affordable housing solutions to hard-working families!



The Love Home---almost complete!  




​Ready to Build for the Bradshaws!!​

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thanks IONCON and Patrick Beville!!

IONCON Engineering Raises $265!


Thanks IONCON and Patrick Beville for supporting Watauga County Habitat for Humanity for your Customer Appreciation Night last month!Thank you to all who helped make the night a success with great food, beer and wine!IONCON is a year-round Habitat supporter and we appreciate your generosity. 
PS. Your office looks great!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blueprints and Bow Ties 2017



Thanks to our community of supporters, our annual fundraiser was a record-breaking success!  Guests loved seeing how we recreated the Watauga Habitat ReStore and as one person said, "it's like we were invited to your home!"  Everyone knows how we LOVE the idea of home!
So thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, guests and many others!  Looking forward to next year as we continue to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live!


Monday, October 2, 2017

A Great Day for Customer Appreciation

Thank you to everyone who came out for Customer Appreciation Day! BUBBA burger sponsored the DELICIOUS burgers, so be sure to stop by your local grocery to pick up your own Bubba burgers to grill at home!  Lots of choices to choose from,..Vegie Burgers, Bacon and Cheese Burgers (ReStore staff favorite), Angus Beef, Turkey, Sweet Onion,..Yum!!  And a BIG thanks to our ReStore Customers for making this all possible!  Everyone has a hand in solving the issues of affordable housing.  Burgers and recycled furniture BUILD home and hope right here in Watauga County.




Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 Blueprints and Bow Ties Sponsors

Thanks to this year’s sponsors for already making the event a success!  This list is growing daily so stay-tuned!

Premiere Level – $5000

Wells Fargo 

Platinum Level – $2500

Mast General Store 

Silver Level – $500

High Country Association of Realtors

Wayne and Jenny Miller

Ameriprise Financial-Patricia L. Smith, CFP,ChFC,CLU

and Gary Moss Jr., CFP

Creative Printing

First Security Insurance

                                               IONCON

Town Tavern of Blowing Rock

Lost Province Brewing Company

Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

                                          Proper Restaurant                           


Bronze Level – $250

Dr. Robert Bridgeman, DDS

Superior Walls

Coley Appraisals

Merrill Hibbs and Lynette Orbovich

The Cardinal Restaurant

Overmountain Studios

Reeves, DiVenere and Wright, Attorneys at Law

Enterline and Russell

Casa Rustica of Boone

Alcova Mortgage

LifeStore Bank

The Inn at Ragged Gardens

The Best Cellar Restaurant

Chris and Pegge Laine



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ReStore Customer Appreciation Saturday September 30th, 2017

Watauga Habitat Restore Annual Customer Appreciation SaleBUBBA burger and Mast General Store Sponsoring Event with Free Food and Prizes

The Watauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Boone will hold its annual customer appreciation sale located at 1200 Archie Carroll Road on Saturday, September 30th from 9am to 5pm.   All proceeds from the ReStore serve as a primary revenue source for the local Watauga Habitat affiliate.  The mission of Watauga Habitat is to provide decent, affordable housing to low-income Watauga County residents. This is done by building modest homes with volunteer labor, land and materials that are donated or purchased at reduced cost. Habitat offers zero interest mortgages to the home owners. Homes are sold at no profit.
Anyone shopping at the Watauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Saturday, September 30th will receive 20% off their purchase, including gently used furniture, home goods, construction items and more.   BUBBA burger generously donated plenty of burgers and prizes when they visited the area last month with Logan Lucky star, Channing Tatum.  Customers making a purchase that day will be entered in a raffle offering t-shirts, hats, a one-of-a-kind BUBBA burger tail-gating grill and other prizes.  BUBBA burgers will be served to all while supplies last.  Check out the BUBBA burger website here for more information about their visit to the High Country.
“We are really excited about this year’s Customer Appreciation.  Some great changes are happening at the ReStore and we look forward to sharing them with the community,” said Gardner Hoover, manager of Watauga Habitat for Humanity ReStore.  “Come on out, have a BUBBA burger, win a prize and check out the deals,” said Hoover.



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

6th Annual Blueprints and Bowties

Join us for an exciting event at the Watauga Habitat ReStore on Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Build dreams and help build homes by attending Blue Prints and Bow Ties. Join Watauga Habitat for Humanity the evening of Thursday, October 19th for the 6th annual Blue Prints and Bow Ties Live Auction and Gala. Bow ties optional!
Once again we will be hosting a fun, spirited live auction and social event. Auctioneer Jesse Miller will be soliciting the bids for the items including weekend getaways, spa treatments, gift certificates to the trendiest local eateries, and much more which will promise some exhilarating, high energy bidding. Please join us and be part of making a family’s dream come true! Wine and beer will be provided through a cash bar by Appalachian Mountain Brewery. Food will be catered by Gadabouts Catering who will be working with numerous High Country local farms to provide a Farm To Table menu of all heavy appetizers.
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Looking For a Few Good Kahunas!!

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