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Triangle Executives Team Up for Habitat for Humanity CEO Build

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For Release April 6, 2015 Nearly 40 Triangle executives will take a break from their boardrooms to spend Tuesday, April 14, building homes in partnership with qualified families during the fourth annual Habitat for Humanity CEO Build. The event brings together chief executive officers and … Read More

Volunteer of the Week: Lindsey and Jackie Pareis

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DURHAM HERALD SUN - By Volunteer Center of Durham Lindsey and Jackie Pareis Habitat for Humanity of Durham One and a half years It takes more than hammers and nails to build homes; it also takes office work.  As volunteers in the Durham office of Habitat for Humanity, the mother-an… Read More

Durham Habitat welcomes spring with two home kick offs

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DURHAM HERALD SUN — By Blake Strayhorn, Habitat for Humanity Durham, Welcome, spring!  After a long, cold February, spring arrived in Durham, seemingly overnight.  The season of rebirth and renewal is here.  As nature exploded all around us, Durham Habitat embrace… Read More

Durham Habitat Home Kickoffs

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Habitat of Durham celebrates the start of each home build with a kickoff event - and YOU are always invited! These short, 30-minute ceremonies usually consist of a few words from Habitat, the partner family, and any sponsors associated with the build and then fellowship over a modest m… Read More

Durham Habitat: The train rolls on!

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DURHAM HERALD SUN - By Blake Strayhorn, Habitat for Humanity of Durham Durham Habitat celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.  Once called an idealistic, utopian dream, Habitat has built more than 320 homes in Durham, and has repaired hundreds more.  The early days we… Read More

30 Years In Durham

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Durham Habitat was founded in 1985 - 30 years ago!  It all started with Habitat mission trips. From 1982 to 1984, Watts Street Baptist Church led mission trips to build in Tennessee and Maryland. As the trips grew in popularity, Worth Lutz, Dick Chorley, Floyd Fletcher, Joe L… Read More

EPA administrator lauds Durham Habitat homes

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Dec. 12, 2014 Alex Dixon The Herald-Sun | Alex Dixon Rep. Butterfield, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, Habitat president Blake Strayhorn and Mayor Bill Bell stand with the homeowners of two energy efficient Habitat homes on Ashe Street. DURHAM — For the new reside… Read More

It was love at first sight

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One donor’s $50,000 gift built the Brouhard home. Usually it takes many donors with many gifts. Durham Habitat needs your help to eradicate poverty housing — will you be one of the many? Meet Kyle and Labesia, Durham Habitat’s first legally blind homebuyer couple. Ky… Read More

Thankful Daughter

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DURHAM HERALD SUN—Heather Graham, Durham Habitat Communications Manager My mom is the no-nonsense kind of woman who credits success to hard work. I am thankful this holiday season and every time I’m faced with any challenge that she is my role model. She has been through a lot… Read More

Durham Habitat Home Dedications

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Habitat of Durham celebrates the close of each home build with a dedication - and you're always invited!These short, 30-minute ceremonies usually consist of a few words from Habitat, the partner family, and any sponsors associated with the build and then fellowship over a modest meal. It is … Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.

Bob