Doing Good Things: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

By Guest Blogger Marian Ragsdale with Habitat for Humanity

A 2nd ReStore will help build more affordable homes!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro is excited to be opening its 2nd ReStore this Spring at 2190 Lawndale Dr. (corner of Lawndale and Cornwallis).  The new ReStore will carry our very best furniture and home decor donations.  When you shop at a Habitat ReStore you’re helping to provide Greensboro families, most importantly their children, with a safe and stable home.

Visit our website at www.habitatgreensboro.org for updates on our 2nd ReStore Grand Opening.  If you have furniture to donate, call 336-851-2929 to schedule a FREE pickup.

How can your teens get involved with Habitat?

In honor of National Volunteer Month (April) and National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21), Habitat welcomes 14-15 year-olds to participate in painting or landscaping on our construction site as long as they are accompanied by a chaperone.  Sixteen to seventeen-year-olds can help with any construction task that doesn’t involve operating power tools or climbing higher than 6 ft. off the ground and they also need a chaperone. Our teen volunteers love the Habitat build experience!  They love seeing the results of their work at the end of the day and knowing that they’re helping to build a home for other children who just want to enjoy the comforts of home that we all take for granted.

To sign up to volunteer individually, go to our website www.Habitatgreensboro.org.  If your teen wants to get a group 6-12 friends together to volunteer, contact Chris Tippens at ctippens@hhgg.org or 336-232-0127.  It’s a great opportunity for community service by a school club, sports team, Scout group, or just a great group of friends.

Quote from our newest Habitat homeowner:

“We have come a long way from our hut in a refugee camp, and we have been struggling for nine years without finding a residence that could effectively fit a household of 7 because of low income.  Like Jesus did by feeding thousands of hungry people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, you have likewise lifted us to a higher status by transforming miraculously our low income into an asset of thousands of dollars.”

Did you know?…

Habitat families purchase their home at a 0% interest loan.  Prior to purchasing their home, they commit to 250 hours of “Sweat Equity” which includes helping to build their home and homes of other Habitat families, and taking classes in personal financial management and basic home maintenance.

Over 35,000 low-income families in Greensboro pay more than 30% of their income for housing which means they often can’t afford other basic necessities for their family.

Everyone deserves a place to call home…get involved today!

Check out other “Doing Good Things” blogs here:

“Doing Good Things Series” – Mosiac
“Doing Good Things Series” – Winston-Salem Ambassadors
“Doing Good Things Series” – Diaper Bank of NC
“Doing Good Things Series” – The Man Van
“Doing Good Things Series” – H.O.P.E
“Doing Good Things Series”- Empowered Girls of North Carolina
“Doing Good Things Series” – The Speech Bus
“Doing Good Things Series” – Buddy Break
“Doing Good Things Series” – The Robert DeLoach Heroes League
“Doing Good Things Series” – The iCan House
“Doing Good Things Series” – ReadWS/Augustine Literacy Project

To nominate a non-profit to be featured in our “Doing Good Things” series, email Rachel@triadmomsonmain.com.


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