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 were spent on the construction site building affordable homes; in our Habitat ReStores, sorting donations, pricing merchandise and creating product displays; providing support for fundraising events; providing snacks and goodies for other volunteers; and assisting with administrative needs in the office.

We are thankful for our volunteers every day, but once a year when Volunteer Appreciation Week rolls around (April 7-13), we like to make a special effort to call out their contributions. As we wrap up this  year’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, here’s a gallery of the moments we captured!

Our Towns Habitat ReStores & Office re-open after Tropical Depression Florence

**UPDATE, Monday, Sept. 17: Our offices and ReStores will re-open normal hours tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 18.

UPDATE, Sunday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.: Due to severe weather conditions throughout our service area, Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will close all Habitat ReStores and administrative offices on Monday, Sept. 17.

Original post, Friday, Sept. 14:
Our Town Habitat for Humanity will be closing its three Habitat ReStores tomorrow, Sept. 15, due to predicted weather conditions as Hurricane Florence moves inland. The three ReStore locations affected by this closure are in Cornelius, Mooresville and Statesville.

These stores will also be closed Sunday, per our normal operating hours. We will evaluate conditions as they develop over the weekend before deciding whether the stores will re-open Monday. Please note, our Statesville store is closed every Monday.

Other ReStore locations are independently operated by local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and will make operational decisions based on their local conditions. To find information on the status of other ReStores, use this tool from Habitat for Humanity International to identify your local store.

Construction work on our home builds will go on as scheduled Saturday, with modifications. Volunteers scheduled to work on outdoor tasks will be reassigned to indoor projects, and work may wrap up early if conditions worsen. If you are signed up for a volunteer shift, you will receive direct communication about any changes to your assignment. Additional questions should be directed to volunteer coordinator Cathy Petriano.

Any additional closure/cancellation updates will be made here and post to our social media.