Read Their Stories

By Amy Freeze, Community and Faith Partnerships

My husband Stephen, Molly and me

August is always such a busy month! In our home, August is also a special month filled with cake, ice cream, friends and presents. On August 7th, my daughter Molly turned 8 years old, and she'll soon start third grade.

While most 8 year olds may be busy playing video games or riding bikes, Molly (like Belle, the princess she most loves) tends to have her nose stuck in a book. If not, she can be found writing her very own books complete with preface and author’s note.

Her latest book is titled "The World I See."

From antique furniture and unique home décor, to war memorabilia and paintings by famous artists, there’s a wide variety of treasures waiting to be discovered each month in our Cornelius Habitat ReStore’s silent auctions. It’s all made possible by hardworking volunteers Sandy Hartwell, Wanda McManaway, Mary Christenbury and Lynne Justus.

After 20 years of running these silent auctions, our ReStore volunteers have perfected a system to get the job done. Volunteers who sort donations know to watch for and set aside some special treasures to be considered for the auction. ReStore truck drivers also flag donated items for potential inclusion in the auction.

“Home” means so many things. It’s where we build our lives and where we build memories.

With the dedication of their new Habitat home, Nicky and her two sons can begin building new lives in an affordable home that Nicky helped build with her own hands. Micah, 8, already has big plans for this house—he can’t wait to have friends over for sleepovers and play hide and seek. His older brother Jeremiah, 12, can have a basketball hoop for the first time.

Often when we talk about affordable, we speak of unacceptable choices people make when housing costs too much. Rent or groceries? Rent or the light bill? Rent or medicine?

Shameca was staring down that choice when she came to Our Towns Habitat. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis, in 2005, Shameca takes a regime of medication to help keep the disease under control. With continued hikes in her rent, Shameca could not afford to pay her bills and still buy her medicine—and skipping her medicine was simply not an option.

    • The World I See

      August 18 2017

      By Amy Freeze, Community and Faith Partnerships August is always such a busy month! In our home, August is also a special month filled with cake, ice cream, friends and presents. On August 7th, my daughter Molly turned 8 years old, and she'll soon start third grade. While most 8…
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Alternative Gift Guide

The benefit delivered to families that partner with Habitat for Humanity is very real.
 
       
  $10  Box of Nails   
  $35 Roof Shingles   
  $50  Low Flow Toilet   
  $75  Window   
  $100  Kitchen Sink   
  $150  Front Door   
  $500 Sliding  
  $1000  Wallboard   
  $2000  Flooring