Elizabeth Cox, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, Kay Beran, former board member and Principal for Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate, and Nicole Carbon, Family Service and Outreach Manager for Habitat of Humanity join Bill Sahadi to discuss how HFHNCS is making an impact on the economic growth of Moore County and building a stronger community through their efforts of offering a hand up to the people who are living and working in Moore and surrounding counties. Find out about current events, goals and how you can make your mark on Moore County by helping Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills’ mission to partner with families, volunteers and the community to build houses, communities, and future generations. http://www.sandhillshabitat.org/.

Habitat for Humanity Moore County Sandhills



Executive Director of Habitat, Elizabeth Cox is joined by Apostle Build future home owner, Wanda Brower, Apostle Build committee member, Kate Cote and Habitat volunteer of the Habitat Repair ministry, Karen Hieronymus. Elizabeth leads a discussion that touches on the many important aspects that Habitat for Humanity provides to Moore County future homeowners who meet the criteria that Habitat sets and then talks about the big picture benefits of “community” that Habitat can provide for their new homeowners and our next generation of children. Kathryn Kelly also joins us to discuss her self directed fundraiser for “Hope for Hill Crest – Kids for Catastrophes”. This fundraiser will be held on May 5th at the Pine Needles Convention Ctr. from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Her heartfelt story about dedication to provide free schooling in Africa for children under the age of 6 speaks of a commitment from her heart.


Executive Director of Sandhills Habitat, Elizabeth Cox, Manor Care Chaplain Ken Rahal, and new home buyer Victoria Lopez
get together to discuss the profound impact Habitat for Humanity makes on so many lives. Victoria tells her story about the upcoming dedication of her new home and the path that got her to this point. Her six children, ages 7 – 17 join Victoria on this journey. A featured article, written by Deborah Salomon, and photographs by John Gessner, is running in this month’s edition of Pine Straw Magazine. Elizabeth, Ken & Victoria interact in such a way that it’s obvious to anyone who listens that there is a lot of love, commitment and support far beyond the new construction home that Victoria is purchasing. Elizabeth outlines the qualification and application process and clears up some common misperceptions about what Habitat for Humanity is. Victoria’s heartfelt story and journey make it clear that her profound commitment to her family and her sense of ethics will translate to all her children; and her goodness to everyone she knows.

Habitat for Humanity & Family Promise – A Hand Up… not a Hand Out

Habitat for HumanityAffordable housing issues Moore County residents face is the topic of discussion on All Things Moore County hosted by Bill Sahadi on local radio station WEEB 990 AM. Local activists Ken Rahall, Karen Hieronymous, Family Promise Executive Director Susan Bellew, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills Executive Director Elizabeth Cox and future Habitat homeowner Victoria Lopez talk about the issues of homelessness and lack of affordable housing for most low-income families.
After a divorce, Victoria Lopez, mother of six, found her family homeless and in need of the support and assistance of many agencies for the first time. She discusses the impact of these changes and her family’s desire for a hand-up, not a hand-out.
The show presents programs available for homeless families, those in need of repairs to remain in their homes and those families who would qualify for home ownership through programs like Habitat.

To learn more about Family Promise of Moore County or the upcoming Harvest the Promise fundraiser on October 11th at the Fair Barn, contact Susan Bellew at 944-7149 or susan.familypromise@gmail.com. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity or the upcoming golf tournament, Swings for Homes, on October 15th at Pinehurst No. 8, contact Elizabeth Cox at 295-1934 or www.sandhillshabitat.org. You can volunteer at either organization, or participate in an upcoming repair blitz in northern Moore County on November 3 by calling the Habitat office at 295-1934 and leaving a message for Karen. Both skilled and unskilled workers are needed to help repair homes that day.