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Volunteers raising walls and building hope every week

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DURHAM HERALD SUN - By Anna Benfield. On a recent Friday morning more than 50 construction volunteers found their way to five build homes across North East Central Durham. By 9 a.m. they were hard at work, building walls and installing siding on new homes and removing old flooring from a fut… Read More

Habitat builds ‘instant gratification’ in East Durham

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DURHAM NEWS AND OBSERVER - By Jim Wise. Banker Kari Stoltz took a day off work last week – and spent the day at work of a different kind: building a house. Kneeling over two-by-fours with hammer and nails in hand, she looked perfectly at ease. “I got to know the nail gun l… 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: 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

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

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: Interfaith partnerships build community

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DURHAM —Blake Strayhorn, Habitat for Humanity “Jesus will be the site supervisor,” said the organizational email for a Durham Habitat home build on Taylor Street.  Taylor Street was an Interfaith Build sponsored by members of Fisher Memorial United Holy Church, Fi… Read More

‘Pink Ribbon Build’ gives back to caregivers

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Durham Herald SunBy Blake Strayhorn, Executive DIrector at Durham Habitat for Humanity Habitat homeowner Margare Allen’s great-grandson, Tavion, started kindergarten at Glenn Elementary recently.  Margare reports that Tavion, who has lived with her forever, is one of the… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Alicia partnered with the Catholic Coalition to build a Habitat home in Southwest Central Durham. Alicia enjoyed working more than 250 hours of sweat equity on her home, saying "I know every beam in my house."