Richmond County Build 2021
We are excited to share with you that this home is almost complete and we will be celebrating with a
Home Dedication on Thursday, June 17th.
We will be live on Facebook with three consecutive Home Dedications starting at 2:00 pm with Katrina Drakeford at her new home in Southern Pines, continuing in Raeford with Karly Laffin at 2:10, with Aurilla Shaw in Rockingham at 2:20.
We anticipate small gatherings of friends, families, and volunteers at the homes as well. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful, energy-efficient homes the Habitat builds and to see your contribution and hard work come to a realization of affordable homes for hard-working families in the Sandhills.
We are honored to have the support of Freedom Baptist Church and Pastor Ronnie Mclean who hosted our June Faith Relations meeting. In one day alone, they signed up volunteers to fill the build day on Friday, September 11th. They also became a major donor when the congregation collected a special offering of over $9,000 to help fund the materials to build an energy-efficient, quality home.
First United Methodist Church of Rockingham is our other major donor and build partner with Habitat, donating $15,000 towards the build. Our director, Amie Fraley, attended a service with the Shaw family in March and had the opportunity to speak with several members of the congregations and Pastor Allen Bingham. We were overwhelmed by the quick response and outpouring of support by the community. Rockingham Church of God Prophecy has also donated over $1,000 to the building materials.
Momentum has skyrocketed over the summer thanks to a community that believes in our mission and our new volunteer Faith Build Ambassador, Dan Joslin. Dan has been able to fill all the build days with the support of the community leaders!
Walls Up Day will kick off with a group from United Way’s “Day of Giving” and Burlington Industries. United Way has been instrumental in assisting with Habitat Mission and connecting with the Rockingham community.
Richmond County Build Schedule
- Sept. 10 United Way Day of Caring/Burlington Industries
- Sept. 11 Freedom Baptist Church
- Sept. 12 Mt. Carmel Church
- Sept. 18 Duke Energy
- Sept. 19 Kings Gate Church
- Sept. 25 Duke Energy or another United Way group
- Sept. 26 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
- Oct. 02 FirstHealth
- Oct. 03 Mt. Sinai Church