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!




We Need Volunteers to Paint the Inside of the Fickling Home

Watauga Habitat for Humanity NEEDS YOUR HELP! The walls are up in the newest Habitat for Humanity home and we really need your help...