Triangle Business Journal: Local CEOs lend hand to build houses for Habitat

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Kari StoltzGood luck if you are trying to reach some local CEOs today as many of them will roll up their sleeves and frame three Habitat homes in Morrisville.

Local Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) executive Kari StoltzCree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) CEO Chuck Swoboda, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) local executive Jack Claytonare expected to be among several top leaders assisting folks at Habitat for Humanity to complete homes in Wake, Durham and Orange counties. In all, about 35 executives are expected to be at the CEO Build this afternoon. Some of these companies also have made financial contributions to pay for materials and services.

In addition to financial gifts, the companies set up work days so that their employees can volunteer to build alongside the future homebuyers. All four new Habitat homes will be completed by fall.

Kevin Trapani, CEO of The Redwoods Group and chair for the 2012 CEO Build said, “We lack adequate housing for working families in our area. Thankfully, people believe in the work of Habitat and in the importance of affordable housing.”

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Habitat Success Stories

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."