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Strong Women Build Bright Futures

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March is Women's History Month. To celebrate, Durham Habitat is honoring the strong women that dedicate themselves to building strength and stability in our community. Jane Graper (above) was one of the pioneering women to join "The Geezers", a self-named group of retiree volunteers. He… Read More

Love Thy Neighbor, All Our Neighbors

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When asked why his family came to America, Saw Rain explains, “We want a safe place for our daughter to grow up and for her to get a good education.” With the strength and stability that comes from a safe home, this refugee family from Burma will be able to… Read More

A Sustaining Love

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Looking for a way to show your love for someone special in your life? Honor them by making a one-time contribution or sign up as a sustainer and celebrate love all-year long. "Many people have said that getting involved with Habitat will change your li… Read More

MLK Day 2017: Durham Habitat's Interfaith Build

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"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase" -Martin Luther King Jr.  On January 16th, 2017, Durham Habitat celebrated the legacy and life of service of Martin Luther King by hosting an Interfaith Build on Alma Street in East Durham.  Together,… Read More

Mother Therese

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           At Durham Habitat, home sponsors come in all shapes and sizes. Some are major corporations, others are college service groups. And sometimes, they are 90 year-old women with generous hearts and a special sense of how important it is to have a saf… Read More

Running for a Reason: Spotlight on BCRF Fundraisers

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We caught up with our top fundraisers post-race to talk more about their connections to running, Durham Habitat and hear their secrets to successful fundraising.  This year, there were over $14,000 in donations made to Durham Habitat through fundraising efforts and donations made at Bu… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Barbara is an elderly neighbor who suffers from COPD. Durham Habitat partnered with the Fuqua School of Business to replace Barbara’s roof and HVAC system. Barbara said,"I thank God that Habitat was able to fix my home because I was unable to do it for myself."

Barbara