Entries by Alexa Johnson

Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Gustin

Volunteer Sandy Gustin came to Habitat in an unconventional way, but our construction volunteers (and everyone else here at Our Towns) are sure glad she did! One of Sandy’s favorite pastimes is walking. She used to walk 2-4 miles every day when she lived in Albany, New York. However, after knee surgery, she could no […]

Summer Provides College Students Opportunities for Learning, Service

The back to school shopping is done, the smiling photos have been taken, and students are settling back into the learning routine. For many college students, though, summer presents its own learning opportunities, as was the case for four collegiate volunteers who spent much of their break helping support Our Towns Habitat’s mission, and gaining […]


Volunteer Spotlight: Andrea Hartley

Our Towns Habitat ReStore is a perfect place for volunteer Andrea Hartley to put all of her skills and talents to work. Andrea initially visited the ReStore as a shopper, first at the Cornelius ReStore to shop for furniture for her nursery, and then at the Mooresville ReStore for miscellaneous reasons. One day while shopping, […]

Library Programs Teach Children to ‘Learn & Build’

Part of our mission here at Our Towns Habitat is education—about what we do, the need and how people can help—and we believe in planting the seeds young! Our summer children’s program at public libraries allows children in our community to “Learn and Build” with Habitat. Through our Learn and Build program, we have traveled […]


How to Stay Safe and Cool While Volunteering This Summer

Planning on volunteering this summer? Beat the heat with Our Towns Habitat’s warm weather and safety tips! First, never underestimate the effect of heat or the importance of water. We’re sure you’ve heard this one before, but make sure you are drinking lots of water or other fluids (like Gatorade) during the work day. It’s […]