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 safe place to call home.

     In 2009, Durham Habitat met our very own "Mother Teresa" when Therese Bailkey decided to sponsor a Habitat home after her caretaker's application for homeownership was accepted.

     Having lost her home twice, Therese appreciates the importance of home. As a teenager, she fled Germany with her family during WWII and later, she was evacuated from her home in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.


This year, in an effort to spread the love, our Mother Therese is offering a match for our "Love Thy Neighbor" campaign!

 

All donations given between now and December 26th will be matched up to $5,000.



Habitat Success Stories

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."

Pearlie