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Durham Habitat – ‘Blitz like a girl’

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DURHAM — THE HERALD SUN Durham Habitat celebrated the completion of its 2015 Home Builders Blitz on June 12. Two homes, two families, two local girl builders in just six days! Two more deserving homeowners now call Ashe Street home in Northeast Central Durham.  The Blitz Build… Read More

Books for Habitat: “Literacy Happens at Home”

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DURHAM — THE HERALD SUN By Daniele Berman, Book Harvest On June 12, Book Harvest joined the Ni/Ngeh and Parrish families as Habitat for Humanity of Durham dedicated their new homes, built as part of the “Blitz Like a Girl” build in just one week. This partnership b… Read More

Rotary and Habitat partnership: Service above self

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DURHAM THE HERALD SUN — Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat for Humanity One recent Saturday morning, Habitat site supervisors Bill Clay and Matt Lawing welcomed a group to their East Durham repairs project with a box of Monuts (if you don’t know what Monuts are, you should!) and … Read More

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

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”