Habitat for Humanity – What’s new this year?

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills (Habitat), http://www.sandhillshabitat.org is equipped with all the right tools to build a brighter future in Moore County (and beyond), and it’s very evident from the strong executive team that has formed this year.

Listen to the team in the podcast below about their new roles and how excited they are to be part of Habitat in 2014.

This past month, Amie Fraley, started her new role as Executive Director at Habitat.

IMG_0013In her interview, you will get a chance to get to know her and how she got to where she is now. Amie not only talks about how she became connected to this wonderful organization,
but she also explains how Habitat helps our community. She answers the tough questions about what Habitat does to empower the families that are in need and the misconceptions of what it means to be a Habitat homeowner. Habitat strives to give a hand up – not a hand out – to qualified families.

Amie is also joined by her newly appointed Operations Director, Terry Gaar, who goes into great detail about the many branches Habitat has aside from building new homes. This includes land procurement, repairing homes and all the goodies you can find at their ReStores. The ReStore’s director, Kimberly Kinney, also started this year. She is not part of the interview; but we’ve heard she has some great new projects for the ReStore that you will see over the coming months.

Both Amie and Terry also explain all the volunteer options people can sign up for. In addition to volunteering on the construction site, you can also volunteer at the ReStore
in retail and/or volunteer at their reception desk in the main office. There are also many committees that play a role in the success of Habitat from the Board of Directors to their family selection committee.

IMG_0008In the last segment, Amie and Terry are joined by Habitat’s newest member of the team, Danielle Castellino, their new Public Relations and Resource Development Director. She explains the importance of communicating Habitat’s story to the rest of the world and how public relations plays a vital role in creating a two-way conversation with the communities that Habitat serves.

Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills’ mission is to partner with families, volunteers and the community to build houses, communities and future generations. Habitat has built over 200 homes and has repaired approximately 100 homes in Richmond and Moore Counties, since 1988. Over this time, Habitat has housed approximately 225 families in these areas. The hope is to add 11 more families to this total in the 2014-15 fiscal year. As an affiliate branch of Habitat for Humanity International, their work extends internationally to  Zambia and Haiti. Every day, Habitat works to provide safe, decent and affordable housing in the Sandhills area and beyond.

To sign up to volunteer, donate or hear more about our work and how you can be involved, visit http://www.sandhillshabitat.org for more information.


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