CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES PPD’s SPONSORSHIP OF A HABITAT HOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kitty Yerkes,Development Director

kitty@capefearhabitat.org

910-762-4744 x102

 

CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES PPD’s SPONSORSHIP OF A HABITAT HOME

(Wilmington, NC) –PPD has answered a “Call to Action” with support including volunteer labor to construct a Habitat home, just miles from the PPD world headquarters. This is the first, fully sponsored Habitat home supported by PPD, demonstrating the company’s philosophy to give back to the community.

 

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity and PPD held a Ground Breaking on February 15, 2014 at 1308 King Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. PPD volunteers will continue building the home for the next four months! The Dedication for the PPD sponsored home is scheduled for June 2014.

 

 

Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of affordable housing a key part of their own housing solution. We work hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.

 

 

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity with the support of many corporate sponsors has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for more than 150 families in New Hanover and Pender County.

 

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development, lifecycle management and laboratory services. PPD’s clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 13,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments.

 

To sign up as a volunteer or for more information about Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.capefearhabitat.org or call Kitty Yerkes, 910-762-4744.

 

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Turkey Trot 5k

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kitty Yerkes

October 21, 20132                                                                                            kitty@capefearhabitat.org

910-762-4744, x 102 office

910-619-9681 cell

 

9TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K RACE AND FAMILY FUN 1 MILE WALK

BENEFIT for CAPE FEAR HABIAT FOR HUMANITY

Register at www.capefearhabitat.org

 

Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wrightsville Beach Park at “The Loop”

7:30 AM Registration, 8:30 AM 5KMile Run/1 Mile Walk

 

First 300 registrants receive a free T-shirt! Still time—register TODAY!

 

$25 Runner Preregistration

September 1 – October 31, 2013

 

$30 Runner Preregistration

November 1 – November 25, 2013 12:00 Noon

On-line registration closes at 12:00 Noon, November 25, 2013

 

$35 Runners

November 25 – November 28 Race Day

 

1 Mile Walkers – Always $15

Children 10 and under free

In order to be timed, children must be registered and pay as an adult

 

This is the most popular race in our area. Open to all levels—from the fastest disciplined runner to those who want to run their first 5K, including the couch to 5K folks and families running together with their children or walking the track with strollers and the family dog.

 

Early packet pick up Nov. 26 at Try Sports, Mayfaire, 925 Town Center Drive, Wilmington, 28405, 4-7 PM

Early packet pick up Nov. 27 at Cape Fear Habitat, downtown Wilmington, 20 N 4th St, Suite 200, 28401, 9 AM – 12 Noon

 

We expect hundreds to gather, some in turkey and pilgrim costumes, at the Wrightsville Beach Loop for a wonderful morning to benefit Cape Fear Habitat. Join the race/walk event get outdoors in the beautiful Wrightsville Beach park, burn some calories and get a fitness booster before sitting down to your Thanksgiving feast with family and friends. You’ll be glad you did. All proceeds will help build a Habitat home in our community.

 

Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of shelter a key part of their own housing solution. Habitat works hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families in need of housing can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.

 

For more information about the Turkey Trot visit www.capefearhabitat.org

Or more about the work of Cape Fear Habitat, call (910) 762-4744

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity Celebrates World Habitat Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Contact:               Kitty Yerkes

September 9, 2013                                                                                          kitty@capefearhabitat.org

910-762-4744, x 102 office

CAPE FEAR HABITAT CELEBRATES WORLD HABITAT DAY WITH INTER FAITH BUILD DAY

 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

502 Clay Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

8:00 AM Opening Prayers

12:00 Noon Cultural Lunch

 

On October 5, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity will observe World Habitat Day with a unique volunteer opportunity. Volunteers from various faith communities will pray and work together on the construction site to provide safe, decent and affordable housing for a local family.

 

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is asking each faith community to provide 6-8 volunteers to have a work force of around 30 people. On-site supervisors will direct the work and be available with instructions as needed, so no previous construction experience is necessary.

 

Currently, Temple of Israel, Tauheed Islamic Temple, First Baptist Church, and Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram will be on site.

 

The workday will begin at 8 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with opening prayers from a representative of each faith in attendance. After the opening ceremony, volunteers will be “raising the walls” at the future home of Shiletter and Family at 502 Clay Street. The day is expected to last until 2 PM. At around noon, food from the various faith communities will be served.

 

Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of shelter a key part of their own housing solution. Habitat works hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families in need of housing can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.

 

For more information about the World Habitat Day, the Inter Faith Build Day or the work of Cape Fear Habitat, please contact Kitty Yerkes atkitty@capefearhabitat.org or call 910-762-4744 x102.

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We’re breaking ground with First Baptist Church!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us this Saturday!!

You are cordially invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for

Shiletter and Family

502 Clay Street, Wilmington, NC 28405

Saturday, September 7 at 8 AM

Please join us for this celebration, when we will offer thanks to God

and seek His blessing upon this family and their new home.

My Journey with Habitat

Hey Everyone!

My name is Haley Peterson and I wanted to share my journey so far with Habitat for Humanity!  This is my second summer volunteering with Habitat.  One of the main reason I was able to have the opportunity to volunteering here is because of a scholarship I receive from college.  I go to Mars Hill College, which will soon be Mars Hill University, and I am a Bonner Scholar there as well as a member of the Mars Hill Women’s Soccer team and a double major in biology and psychology. Mars Hill is located in the mountains near Asheville, NC. Through my Bonner Scholar I need to complete 140 hours of service hours each semester.  I also have to complete two summers of service work with 280 hours for each of the two summers.  The Bonner Scholar is to help support a student  who has a financial need for schooling and to help the student be actively involved with the community around them.  Throughout the program the students and supervisors participate in community service opportunities and social justice issues.

 

My first summer with having to do Bonner Scholar service work, I did not know what I was going to do.  My first placement that I was planning on working at had fell through and I was almost left without a placement until I had learned about Habitat for Humanity.  As soon as I had learned that there was one in my hometown, I found all the information I needed and called Melanie that day.  Melanie was very helpful, nice and very willing to work with me.  Even though it was very last minute, I was able to work with my supervisor and Melanie to get all the paperwork I needed filled out before I left to come home for the summer.

 

My very first experience with Habitat was with my freshman Bonner group.  We had an end of the year Freshman Bonner Retreat to Birmingham, Alabama.  We spent a week  there helping with a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham Blitz Build where they built ten houses in one week.  This was the very first time I have helped with Habitat and I was able to learn one the things I would be doing during the summer.  And I absolutely loved it and I was so excited for my new journey with Cape Fear Habitat for the summer of 2012.

 

The first week I helped with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity a collegiate group of students from Saint Joseph’s University.  It was a very long and hot week of working at the construction site everyday, but it was a lot of fun!  This was the best way for me to start my  journey with Habitat.  I was able to meet new people who were all super nice and willing to help out.  The first week I helped out was also the of the first weeks for the new site leaders.  While working with the collegiate group, they all made me feel apart of their group, even though I wasn’t.  Later that week,  a group of AmeriCorps came for a good portion of the summer.  Just like the collegiate group, the AmeriCorps made me feel apart of their group as well.

 

I had learned so much useful information the first few weeks on site thanks to the site leaders along with all the other volunteers who have been coming out for years.  Each one of them have came up to talk to me about my schooling and future plans before we started working for the day, on breaks, or when we were done, but once it was time to work, they all jumped right in and showed me the way to do each task the right way.  All of the volunteers have all been so extremely helpful and welcoming to me.  I am so very grateful to have had this opportunity to meet all of the regular volunteers!

 

Throughout my first summer I had worked between the construction sites, the ReStore, and the office.  At the Restore I helped clean the donations that had been dropped off at the store and then put them out on display.  I also would straighten up the aisles and talk to customers to answer any questions they might have had while in the store. In the office, I would help with different projects people had, such as making flyers for important dates coming up or calling future homeowners and many other tasks.  Everyone in the office and the ReStore have all been so very nice, helpful, welcoming and willing to teach me new aspects of what Habitat does.  At the construction site, I would help build various parts of the house, whether siding, sodding, building walls, putting in windows, etc.  I was able to help some with the Blitz build here at Prices Lane in 2012 where they built 5 houses in a week. This was another great experience I was able to help with.

 

I think one of the best part of volunteering with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is meeting the future/present homeowners and their families.  Hearing their stories and what they have been through makes it even more worthwhile of helping out.  All of their dedication they show while working on houses, even if it is not their own house, makes me glad to have joined the volunteer group here instead of somewhere else.    It also makes me want to be more involved with programs similar to Habitat to help those who need it.  Everyone who is a part of this program are all great people and I am so glad I have gotten the chance to work and continue working with them all.

 

This summer (summer of 2013)  I am back again to help out at the construction site, the ReStore, and the office.  I am very excited to be back again to help out at all three places!  And I am excited to see what the summer holds for me to continue my journey with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity.

Cape Fear Habitat Announces Completion of Build America Habitat Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kitty Yerkes

kitty@capefearhabitat.org

910-762-4744 x102

 

CAPE FEAR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ANNOUNCES

COMPLETION OF BUILD AMERICA HABITAT HOME

(Wilmington, NC) –The nation celebrates Independence Day once a year, but Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity celebrates it a dozen times annually — every time a family buys a Habitat home. Please join Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity in celebrating the completion of the Build America project at the Dedication Ceremony for Ti and family on Sunday, June 9th at 2 PM. The ceremony will take place in Gideon Pointe at The Cottages at Cornerstone, Wilmington, NC 28405

 

Ti, a first-time home buyer, is also a proud member of the United States Army Reserves and a Detention Officer with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department.

 

How fitting that the owner of the Build America home is completely committed to protecting the safety of our community and the nation at large! Ti summarized the opportunity to become a homeowner saying, “This is my American dream.”

 

This project is an expression of the Habitat belief that everyone deserves a decent place to live, especially those serving our country. Many recognize that there is a huge gap in services for veterans, military personnel and their families, especially when it comes to safe, decent, and affordable housing. So this spring, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity answered The Home Depot challenge to build homes made with American made products to benefit service men and women. The home will be completed in June and was built almost entirely with American made products.

 

The manufacturing origin of each item for the Build America home had to be researched to determine if it was indeed made in the USA. Some products were easier to find than others and came from various states and manufacturers.

Habitat for Humanity has a tried and tested partnership approach that makes families in need of shelter a key part of their own housing solution. We work hard with volunteers and donors who invest time and money into the partnership—so that families in need of housing, especially our military personnel, can help build, then buy, their own home on terms they can afford.

 

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has been able to meet the challenge of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for more than 150 families in New Hanover and Pender County — most recently, for Ti and her family.

 

To sign up as a volunteer or for more information about Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.capefearhabitat.org or call 910-762-4744.

 

Build America

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity celebrates this Independence Day with the completion of the first ever Build America house. The home dedication ceremony takes place at 2:00 pm on Sunday June 9, 2013 at 3926 Prices Lane in Gideon Pointe at the Cottages at Cornerstone, Wilmington, NC.

 

As we celebrate the freedom and independence of our nation we thank you for your contributions which make it possible for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to continue to meet the challenge of offering families financial freedom and independence through home ownership.

 

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