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Bullfest: Runners drawn by food trucks, habitat


Photo by Caitlyn Pena via Herald-Sun Downtown Durham was taken over by thousands of runners Sunday morning who ran in the annual Quintiles Bull City Race Fest. Among the runners of the 5-mile portion of the race was 80-year-old Bob Lauterborn, of Chapel Hill. Actively running … Read More

Just the Right Thing- A Habitat Interfaith Build


Top: Dan, a veteran, recently bought and moved into his new Habitat home with his daughter, Juliet.  Paula cooked and fed our Interfaith Build volunteers on September 11th, because “I wanted to do something.” Bottom Left: Our Muslim friends lead blood drives each Sep… Read More

DAY OF SERVICE: BCBSNC volunteers give back to community


Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina employees erect an exterior wall for a house while working with Durham Habitat for Humanity during a Day of Service.  Keith Upchurch Aug 24, 2016, Herald Sun   DURHAM -- Blue Cross volunteers really nailed it Wednesda… Read More

Durham residents wait for help with minor repairs


Patricia McClendon standing at her Gurley Street home of 24 years. McClendon said is one of about 80 people on the waiting list for the city’s minor repair program.  BY VIRGINIA BRIDGES DURHAM  When it’s rainy and windy, a fast drip of water flows from a ho… Read More

Thinking About Tomorrow


DURHAM - The Herald Sun - By Larry Bumgardner  (PHOTO) Nancy and Larry Bumgardner sponsored a Habitat home they built in partnership with the Capers family last year. Their gift of sponsorship will keep giving for generations. As I get older with children having children who are ent… Read More

The Secret to Happiness!

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DURHAM - The Herald Sun - By Blake Strayhorn The secret to happiness….  It is not winning the lottery, at least not in my world.  But I think I’ve found it. I’ve seen enough people find it to become convinced.  I’ve seen the discovery unfold many diff… Read More

Habitat Success Stories

Anita and her sister thought they were experiencing night sweats but realized that it was raining inside their home. Habitat partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to replace their roof. “I used to go to bed every night and the rain would be all over my face but not anymore. Thank you.”