Top executives from 38 Triangle companies, joined by Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford, will step out of the office and onto a construction site Tuesday, April 15, to launch the third annual Triangle-wide CEO Build for Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Reckford will speak to the group at approximately 11:45 a.m.
When Joe Harvard announced his retirement in January last year, after more than three decades as pastor of Durham’s downtown First Presbyterian Church, he promised to continue to serve a community in which he already had made tremendous contributions.
Retired pastor Joe Harvard was walking with his wife, Carlisle, last summer when he made a surprise announcement: His 50th wedding anniversary gift to her would be a house. It wouldn’t be for them, however. Instead, it would be a Habitat for Humanity house for someone in need.
Durham Habitat is now accepting applications for homeownership. Qualified applicants will be Durham residents with a need for affordable housing, a willingness to earn a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity building their home, and an ability to make their Habitat mortgage payments, typically around $550 per month.
A Durham family got a new home Sunday with the help of Habitat for Humanity.
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.