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10 Oct , 2013

In celebration of World Habitat Day this week, Habitat Wake hosted our good friend, Alberto Benitez, national director of Habitat for Humanity in Honduras.

Alberto shared with us that in Honduras over half of all Hondurans live with inadequate shelter. That is well over 1 million dwellings that are deficient. He told of young children in indigenous villages dying at very young ages of Chagas disease from parasites that live in the thatched roofs of their huts and how a simple solution of concrete floor and metal roof would prevent these deaths.

Joyfully, he shared that Habitat Honduras recently celebrated the completion of the 15,000th Habitat house in the country since their inception 20+ years ago and, even more excitedly, that they plan to build another 15,000 homes in the next five years!

Habitat Wake is proud, as a part of our global commitment, to be the largest single donor to Habitat Honduras through the gracious support of our donors and friends. We look forward to being part of a new 500 house project beginning in 2014 in Santa Rosa de Copan in Western Honduras.

As scripture says in Luke 12:48, “….from everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

We are blessed to have such strong global partners where we know that our investment makes a huge difference!

“Share the Love” Groundbreaking Ceremony with Coastal Federal Credit Union in Raleigh NC

24 Sep , 2013

Last week Habitat Wake had the benefit of working with Coastal Federal Credit Union on the groundbreaking ceremony of 4911 Werriebee Drive in Raleigh. What was so special about this event was that Coastal is the Exclusive sponsor on this Habitat home. As the only exclusive sponsor this year, Coastal Federal Credit Union raised $100,000 for the purchase of the land and the construction of this home – an amazing contribution and achievement. Coastal was able to succeed in this venture through their “Share the Love” campaign which included social media interaction with their employees, members, and others who had the opportunity to engage and contribute to this effort.

The Koledji family will be the proud owners of this Habitat home. Having escaped the devastation and destruction left by Hurricane Katrina, this family was brought to Raleigh to make a new life. Believing in hard work and determination, the Koledji’s have embarked upon a dream of home ownership for their growing family. Committed to making a new beginning, they are actively participating in their 250 “sweat equity” hours and the excitement of making this house a home.

Approximately 25 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony with an additional 15 volunteers who where on-site and anxious to get started on the construction of this home. Lauren Stranch, Networking/PR Specialist with Coastal opened the ceremony. Creighton Blackwell, VP of Branch Networks and Community Engagement, who was instrumental in bringing together Coastal and Habitat Wake, introduced Joan Nelson, Chairwoman of the Board as well as, Chuck Purvis, President/CEO of Coastal Federal.

Several members of Habitat Wake were present, as well as Board member John Towles who provided the overview of this project. This home is one of several Habitat home construction projects underway. Habitat Wake will build 32 new or rehab homes in Wake County, complete 35 “A Brush with Kindness” projects, and provide funds for 35 new homes in Honduras this year. Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. With the contribution and partnership of organizations like Coastal Federal Credit Union, this vision is possible!

We encourage you to return to this blog as we will post updates on the progress and construction of this home so that you can see the love, commitment, and hope that goes into each and every Habitat home!

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
2420 Raleigh Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604-2235
Phone 919.833.1999
Fax 919.833.8256
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