Southern High School students help Durham Habitat build homes, hope, and community

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Durham, NC. (November 20, 2016) — Habitat for Humanity of Durham is partnering with students at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability in the Architecture, Construction and Engineering program (ACE). The program is led by committed advocate and educator, William Ramsey.

The students are designing, constructing, and packaging 200 bird house kits to support the mission of Durham Habitat, an area non-profit that builds, repairs and sells decent, affordable and sustainable homes in partnership with people in need and communities that care. The kits are designed with pre-cut shapes and pre-drilled holes for ease of construction. The partnership is a project management and leadership learning opportunity for the ACE students and a unique fundraiser for Durham Habitat. Students become exerts using tools such as a drill press, circular saw, and sander.

kits saw assembly

Please join us as we visit the students who are in the process of constructing these kits:

When: Friday, November 20

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Where: Southern High School, 800 Clayton Rd, Durham, NC 27703

The bird house kits will be utilized by Durham Habitat as alternative gifts for upcoming holiday giving fairs. Regular supporters love them and ask for them each year. They are also used as a hands-on education activity for youth programs in the community.

About Durham Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Durham builds, repairs, and sells quality, affordable, and sustainable homes in partnership with people in need and communities that care. Habitat has broken ground on more than 330 homes in Durham since 1985. Families are selected based on housing need, ability to repay the loan in full, and their willingness to partner with Habitat.


Rebecca Harvard Barnes


Habitat Success Stories

Theresia partnered with Habitat and twelve Durham congregations to renovate a historic home in East Durham. She became one of three Habitat families to renovate homes on her street, helping rebuild the neighborhood.