Habitat Wake Happenings

  • We Are Blessed

    As Christmas approaches, my thoughts turn to how blessed I have been over the years to work in the Habitat for Humanity ministry. Our work has direct and transforming impact on families lives and we see daily what families can do with just a little opportunity.

    Recently, at a home dedication in our Crosstowne neighborhood in Raleigh, I was totally surprised when one of the homebuyers asked if he could sing a song while we shared a meal together. Take a look at these short videos and be blessed! Habitat homebuyers are amazing in so many ways!

    Merry Christmas!

  • We’ve Been Busy

    It’s been a while since we’ve posted a blog entry and, well, that’s because we’ve just plain been busy!

    We built an entire house on site at and during the NC State Fair.  Thanks to many North Carolina building products companies and the NC Departments of Commerce, Health & Human Services and Agriculture.

    We made presentations at Habitat’s state conference at Lake Junaluska in Haywood County.

    We attended the NC Affordable Housing Conference in Raleigh.

    We sold six homes to some amazing partner families.  They were excited!

  • Largest Private Homebuilder!

    BUILDER Magazine just released its annual rankings of homebuilders in the United States for 2015 and we are pleased to share that Habitat for Humanity ranked as the #1 private (non-publicly traded) homebuilding organization with 3,237 homes built!

    Forty-two of those homes were built in Wake County and we thank everyone for the part you played in making it possible. It is a great testimony in our country that those on the margins of the market are cared about in such a major way by making homeownership possible through the Habitat model.

  • Prejudice And Proximity

    On this Martin Luther King holiday, I recalled that, recently, at my church our pastor shared the thought that proximity destroys prejudice.  Think about it—if you spend time next to someone getting to really know them—you can’t help but respond in a more open and loving way.  Habitat build sites are great places for proximity.  We pride ourselves on our mission of “bringing people together” to build homes, communities, and hope.

  • Embedded

     “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.  If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

    Gospel of John 15:5-8