Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years, 66 homes built

Some of the more than 220 people who have been helped by Habitat for Humanity pose during a celebration at the N.C. History Center in New Bern on Saturday evening.

Habitat for Humanity Craven County is celebrating its 30th anniversary helping families build and own homes.

A reception was held at the N.C. History Center on Saturday to commemorate the milestone.

Habitat for Humanity works with families, volunteers, donors, corporations, and the community to build affordable homes. They work to transform neighborhoods through revitalization, education, innovative development, partnerships, through long term relationships with families and the community.

Habitat for Humanity Craven County got its start in 1989. It has built 66 homes starting with its first in 1991, providing decent homes for 105 adults and more than 120 children. Of those, 16 have fully paid off their mortgages.

Habitat for Humanity started construction on five new homes in 2019.

In addition, 41 homes have been built in other countries around the world through local tithes made to Habitat for Humanity International.

“Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has been helping families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families,” the organization said on its website.

Following the devastating damages in Craven County from Hurricane Florence in September 2018, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County established a Critical Repairs Program to assist Habitat and non-Habitat homeowners with the repairs necessary so they can to return to a safe and healthy home. We are also pleased to partner with Purple Heart Homes to work on repairs for veterans’ homes.

Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore at 930 Pollock St.

The ReStore sells new and used household items, appliances, furnishings, building materials, and home improvement items to the public.  All materials are donated by local retail businesses, building contractors, suppliers and individuals, and are made available for sale to the public at 50% to 90% below retail prices. Proceeds from ReStore go to the building of new homes and the operating costs of Habitat for Humanity of Craven County.

June 25th, 2019 by
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