While grieving his wife’s passing, volunteering with Cape Fear Habitat became the rhythm of Paul’s life. Paul Woodworth, a Wilmington resident, has been volunteering with Habitat since 2014. Since starting, he has logged hundreds of hours on-site annually, and he has discovered how Habitat provides stability for the community in several ways.
When Paul first started volunteering, he didn’t know much about home construction. With the help of the site supervisors and volunteers, he has learned more about building a home, and he has been building relationships along the way, too. Paul and some of the other regular volunteers, people who have become his family, like to arrive early to the job sites to check in with each other. Before they begin stabilizing a home, they stabilize their relationships.
Paul and his wife Constance were married for fifty years. He has pledged to match up to $50,000 in donations to Cape Fear Habitat in honor of the time they spent loving each other – $1,000 for every year of their marriage. He is challenging you to collectively match his donation dollar for dollar. Together, you can help us serve 50 families in FY2021. Habitat offers families in our community the stability of affordable housing, and in donating, you can help strengthen your community, too.
As a family of future homeowners, volunteers, staff, and donors, Habitat seeks to create housing solutions that impact the whole community. We hope you’ll join the family.