Watauga Habitat for Humanity’s 2021 BIG Kahuna Campaign Supports Affordable Housing for Local Families
“I think you will all agree that now, more than ever, people need a safe place to call home. Families need affordable housing so that they can provide food on their tables, pay their medical bills and pay for their children's education,” said Allison Jennings, Director of Development for Watauga Habitat for Humanity. “The cost of new home construction and affordable housing has sky-rocketed and is becoming out-of-reach for many members of our community. Watauga Habitat for Humanity invites you to support the 2021 Kahuna campaign and be a part of providing solutions to home affordability,” said Jennings.
This year seventeen affordable housing advocates have joined together to create four teams ensuring the 2021 Kahuna Campaign a successful year. Participating teams are App State’s Lambda Chi Alpha (Trey Knox, Caden Bondurant, Nicolas Lopina, Liam McHale, and Mason Zlotnick), Wonder Women (Ella Jennings, Traci Royster, Nikki Crees and Allyson Medlin), Boone Business Exchange (Kelley Harrison, Karl Mohr, Stacey Gibson, and Lori Holton) and Boone Sunrise Rotary (Gary Moss, Lane Robinson, Caroline Poteat and Hanes Boren).
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our community has been a top priority,” said Jennings. “We have had to create innovative ways to continue to advance our mission including virtual fundraising events while limiting volunteer engagement. We are thankful for everything our community has done over the last year to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19. We are grateful for the hope that spring brings amid increased vaccination rates and we are optimistic that we will be able to gather in person at Booneshine Brewing on June 10th for the Crowning of the 2021 Big Kahuna Team.”
Each Kahuna team and participant has their own donation page at https://charity.pledgeit.org/BigKahuna2021 or donations can be mailed to Watauga Habitat PO Box 33DTS, Boone, NC 28607.
“Families were already struggling before the public health crisis began. Our neighbors continue to face uncertainty as they struggle to find an affordable place to live and achieve the American Dream of homeownership. With your support, Watauga Habitat for Humanity stands ready to build back alongside these families. You can make a difference by donating to the Kahuna Campaign,” said Jennings.