Richmond County Build 2021
Habitat is excited to announce that we will be partnering with local churches, businesses, and individuals to build the 16th home in Richmond County for the Shaw Family. Aurilla Shaw is a hard-working mother raising her two sons and a daughter in Richmond County. Ms. Shaw, driven to create a better future for her family, is partnering with over 300 hours of “sweat equity” on the build site and in the ReStore. She will be buying her home at 173 Westfield Drive in Rockingham with a guaranteed affordable mortgage.
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