Triangle-area Belk stores are partnering with Durham Habitat's Playhouse Program. Area stores include Belk Crabtree, Belk Triangle, Belk Cary, and Belk Southpoint. The Habitat Playhouse Program is a collaborative effort of local corporations, the community and Habitat volunteers who together build and donate playhouses for local families and service organizations that work with children.
It's not just the basketball players competing in the Duke-UNC basketball rivalry. This year, in addition to various other competitions, the two Habitat for Humanity campus chapters will compete to see which chapter can raise the most money for the charitable organization.
For those who missed it, WRAL’s “Carolina Traveler” recently featured Joe Harvard, retired pastor at First Presbyterian Church, and his wife, Carlisle, as well as the work of Durham Habitat for Humanity.
WRAL-TV's "Tarheel Traveler" shares the story of Carlisle and Joe Harvard. Together they continue to build their love for each other and their community by being a part of Habitat for Humanity of Durham. View the video.
On Thursday, Jan. 30th, Phail Wynn and Sam Miglarese with the Office of Durham and Regional Affairs (DARA) at Duke University and Blake Strayhorn with Habitat for Humanity of Durham joined together to sign a Memorandum of Agreement by and between DARA, the Duke Habitat Campus Chapter, and and Habitat for Humanity of Durham.
Led by senior class member Holly Dorfman, the Trinity School's "Volunteering is Priceless" class is learning about Durham nonprofits and how they can support and get involved in their community. Today class members visited the Genesis Home and took a Durham Habitat HabiTour (a tour by car o… Read More
Avanta Thorpe was all smiles Thursday, and she had every reason to be.
Thorpe was the center of attention at Lyon Park Community Center as Durham Habitat for Humanity dedicated the 300th house it’s built since the nonprofit was formed in the Bull City in 1985. Her new, three-bedroom house at 1514 Chapel Hill Road will be ready for occupancy early next year, but she and her 6-year-old son, Aviyon, were already dreaming about their new life. “I’m so excited,” Thorpe said. “It’s new and it’s mine. I can’t ask for more.”
Durham Habitat recently kicked off a new Stewards Fund Challenge Grant: a $200,000 one-to-one challenge to support the acquisition of future Habitat home sites in Durham’s inner city neighborhoods.
"One of our biggest obstacles to serving more Durham families is land," said Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat's executive director. "If we had more land, we could serve more families."
The Durham News By Philip CorriganOctober 10, 2013 If you want to get rid of a house, you can drive a bulldozer into it, push it into a messy pile and burn it. If there are laws against burning it (which usually there are) you can pay to have it taken to a landfill and buried. This … Read More