Cape Fear Habitat Announces Completion of Build America Habitat Home


Contact: Kitty Yerkes

910-762-4744 x102




(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 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.


Build America Product Supplier List







A thank you from Mini-Soda


“We’re a long way south of the twin cities Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., but a mission trip participant from a college in that area says the Port City made the visitors feel at home.

Kate Gronewold wrote a thank-you to the ‘residents of Wilmington.’”

Click here to read the March 20, 2013 StarNews article.


Join us Saturday 2/23/13

We’re breaking ground again!

You are cordially invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony

of the 2013 Ecumenical Home

for Erika, Shannon and Family

Saturday, February 23 at 8:00 AM

3913 Prices Lane

Gideon Pointe at The Cottages at Cornerstone

For volunteer opportunities, please email