Monday, December 30, 2019


We Made Our Goal!  THANKS to Everyone Who Supported this Campaign!

Curt and Linda Gillespie of Blowing Rock and Naples, Fla., were inspired by the hard work at the Habitat Road Trip Crazies Blitz Build ,which took place in September, in affiliation with Watauga Habitat and the student-led organization App Builds a Home, of Appalachian State University.
In January 2019, App Builds a Home pledged to raise $60,000, half of the cost of the Watauga Habitat for Humanity home, in addition to designing and building it. The student organization partnered with other groups on campus to host fundraisers to benefit its goal.
Once App Builds a Home raised $40,000, the Gillespies saw the dedication from the students and committed to matching the final $20,000 needed to reach the App Builds a Home goal.  
Students worked hard to reach the final $20,000  in order to receive the full match!  AND THEY DID IT!!
The Gillespies’ matching gift will bring the total raised by App Builds a Home to over $80,000! The Barker family is expected to move into the new home this winter.

Friday, December 20, 2019

High Country Association of Realtors Donates $1000 to Watauga Habitat

HCAR is the "Real Deal" and Continues to Create Happy Homeowners!

The High Country Association of Realtors (HCAR) recently presented Watauga County Habitat for Humanity a check for $1000.  This donation will support the App Builds a Home project being built in Watauga Habitat’s eco-friendly GreenWood neighborhood.  App Builds a Home is a student-led, campus-wide partnership building a Habitat home for a local family.  The students, faculty, and staff of Appalachian State University have come together to design, fund, and build the home. 
“The High Country Association of Realtors is not only committed to helping people become homeowners, but is also investing in affordable homeownership opportunities for our Habitat families,” said Allison Jennings, Director of Development at Watauga Habitat. “By supporting us, they are helping families build and buy their own home and achieve the American Dream of owning a home,” said Jennings. The donation from HCAR will be matched by Curt and Linda Gillespie of Blowing Rock, NC and Naples, Florida.
The High Country Association of Realtors unites real estate professionals in the community for the benefit of realtors and their clients.  The Association is dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in the industry and is dedicated to maintaining a high level of ethical business practices.  To learn more, visit

Monday, December 16, 2019

Publix Super Market Charities donates $5K to Watauga Habitat

Thank you Publix!  We are thrilled to be one of 121 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the southeast receiving your generous support!

Click here to read more about Publix Super Market Charities' impact on affordable housing! They will donate $2.5 Million to support housing initiatives across the Southeast! Over the past five years, they have given more than $22.5 million!  Wow!  Thank you!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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! .  Don't worry about the weather because you will be inside working side-by-side with other volunteers and the homeowner.  We need lots of skilled and unskilled helpers to paint walls and begin flooring. We work on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am until 4pm.  We can adjust our schedule to accommodate groups.
With your help, the Ficklings can move into home this winter!  Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Ramey -828-268-9545 or

 Could you give us a call or send an email to help out?

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