Help needed for Habitat for Humanity projects

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It’s time to put on the work gloves to help others in Hoke County have safe housing through upcoming Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills projects.

Volunteers are needed for several work efforts, and the nonprofit will soon open applications for qualified people interested in becoming Habitat homeowners. The organization is also planning several upcoming events to raise money, and spread the word about Habitat for Humanity’s programs.

Five volunteers each day are needed to help with an Aging in Place critical home repair project that will take place June 13-15 at 195 Camelia Street in Raeford. The project will install a wheelchair ramp at the home, in addition to a new roof that has already been installed. No experience is needed as a professional site supervisor will provide guidance. Volunteers can sign up for one or more days.


The build days will all run from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. To register to volunteer with the critical home repair project, visit sandhillshabitat.org and follow the steps to volunteer or email volunteer@sandhillshabitat.org to connect directly with Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator, Christy Brewster.

Volunteers are also appreciated for helping construct the fifth Habitat for Humanity home in Hoke County, since Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills merged with the local chapter of the organization. There will be opportunities for landscaping and other assistance as the build progresses. To learn more about this and other build volunteer opportunities, email volunteer@sandhillshabitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity will host its annual application information session for its homeownership program, and its Aging in Place critical home repair program. The information session will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at the Senior Services Center of Hoke County, located at 423 E. Central Avenue.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded multiple grants to assist in the funding of several repairs in Hoke County in the upcoming year. Both programs serve families earning up to 80 percent county median income (home ownership applicants must earn at least 30 percent median income, but no minimum on Aging in Place applicants),” according to Amie Fraley, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of the N.C. Sandhills.

Habitat for Humanity will also host the Raeford-Hoke Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours in July, in partnership with the Senior Services Center of Hoke County. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18 immediately following the application information session.

“We look forward to seeing all of the Chamber members and continuing to recruit volunteers,” Fraley said.

The nonprofit will host a Spades Tournament fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 21 at the James A. Leach Aquatic and Recreation Center. Proceeds will be donated to the Open Door Soup Kitchen and Habitat for Humanity. Entry fee is $25 per person before June 7 and $35 per person after. For more information, contact Al Anderson at 4014-971-7408 or Daphne Dudley at 910-551-3598.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity programs or volunteer opportunities, visit sandhillshabitat.org.


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