Entries by Misty Stach

Lake Norman’s best cheesecake adds up to funds for housing

Rowboat Dock & Dredge, led by chef Greg Harrison, took the dessert crown on behalf of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity at the second annual “Lake Norman Men That Cook” event, with his now (locally at least) famous turtle cheesecake. Greg’s skills in the kitchen also raised $2,100 to support Our Towns Habitat’s affordable housing […]

Volunteer Appreciation Week 2019

Volunteers are a critical piece of the partnership model that makes Habitat for Humanity work. At Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, more than 2,000 volunteers work annually to support affordable housing in North Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. Last fiscal year, volunteers contributed nearly 50,000 hours of work, valued at more than $1 million. Those hours […]

Alissa’s new home offers safety and security

In her search for affordable housing, Alissa has always had to make compromises. Two years ago, she was living in a home with serious repair issues—she had no hot water, could not use her shower and the furnace was not safe to operate. When the property owner was foreclosed on, she had to find somewhere […]

Even Santa knows affordable housing matters

We all know that Santa keeps a very busy schedule this time of year. But that didn’t stop him from taking some time out to have breakfast with local families and support Our Towns Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing mission. Every year, Birkdale Village and Red Rocks Cafe generously host a “Breakfast with Santa” event […]

Habitat home means no more moving for Elena, Luis & family

When you’re raising a family, stable housing means so much. It means your children don’t have to constantly change schools. It means they can forge lasting friendships, and not always have to be the “new kid.” It means parents can build relationships in their neighborhood and become part of a strong community. For Elena and […]