Please join us on Saturday June 1st at 11:30am for the Youth United, Be the Village and Durham United home build dedication event. There will be a dedication ceremony, music, food and fun for all ages in celebration of this exciting collaborative home build! The address for the party is 917 Chester St. Durham, NC 27701.
by Flo Johnston
Habitat for Humanity of Durham kicked off its Pink Ribbon Build last week in a special project intended to allow breast-cancer survivors, families and friends to honor health care professionals who provided compassion, kindness and warmth.
Margaret Allen is the home buyer for this year’s Pink Ribbon Build. Allen, a breast-cancer survivor, soon will celebrate her one-year anniversary of being cancer-free. Living in her Habitat home with her will be her granddaughter and great-grandson. Allen says providing a sense of future and stability for her great-grandson is one of the main reasons she wants to become a Habitat homeowner.
The Pink Ribbon Build is the brainchild of Margaret Rubiera, a longtime Habitat supporter and advocate, who fought cancer herself last year. She was inspired by the support that she received from the Duke Cancer Institute and wanted to honor these caregivers.
The house is located at 905 E. Ellerbee St. For more information about the work of Habitat visit durhamhabitat.org
Two ways to take action:
Habitat for Humanity of Durham's Youth United will host its annual Battle of the Bands on April 27 at 12 Noon at Motorco in Downtown Durham.
The event is sponsored by Merge Records, and proceeds benefit Durham Habitat's affordable housing efforts.
The storms and a chilling wet air didn’t keep Triangle CEOs away from this year’s annual Habitat for Humanity CEO Build. Habitat developed this program in 2011 in the Triangle, to bring leaders together to swing a hammer for those in need.
After more than 33 years at the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church – a position that ministered to those in the pews and throughout the city – the Rev. Joe Harvard is retiring. His last Sunday will be May 5. In 1985, Harvard was one of the founders of Habitat for Humanity of Durham.
Margaret Rubiera and her committee of volunteers, several of whom are breast cancer survivors, envision the “Pink Ribbon Build” as an opportunity for cancer survivors and their family and friends to express their gratitude in very tangible ways to these outstanding caregivers and to honor people they have known who have been treated for cancer.
This week, Habitat for Humanity of Durham will host 20 student volunteers from the University of Maryland during their winter break. The students are building homes in Durham as part of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat’s national alternative break program.
This week, Habitat for Humanity of Durham will host 20 student volunteers from Ohio’s Denison University in during their spring break. The students are building homes in Durham as part of Collegiate Challenge, Habitat’s national alternative break program.