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CVMC Promises $200,000 to Home Repair Program

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By Michael Praats of the Hickory Daily Record

Habitat RepairsHICKORY– Catawba Valley Medical Center pledged $200,000 to Catawba Valley Habitat for Humanity’s capital campaign, Habitat Repairs.

The donation is in honor of Charles Dixon, a longtime community philanthropist, according to a press release. Dixon served as chief counsel for CVMC from the 1960’s until 2009.

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Villanova Students to Lend a Hand to Habitat Catawba Valley

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The Catawba Valley will be invaded by Villanova Nation October 8-15 as 16 students take part in Villanova’s Fall Break Service and Justice Experience Program. A reception for the group will be held October 13 at 5:30 at the Habitat ReStore. The public is invited to attend.

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is one of 16 organizations, domestic and worldwide that Villanova volunteer will be serving this fall. In all, 250 students will be participating in service trips this fall.

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Habitat Catawba Valley Wins National Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award

Energy Award

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley is thrilled to have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Innovation in Affordable Homes.

They recognized 34 of the nation's leading builders at the 2016 Housing Innovation Awards during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance's Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas, Texas in September. Winners were selected by a diverse panel of builders, architects, and industry professionals for their outstanding accomplishments in designing and building Zero Energy-Ready Homes.

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World Habitat Day Celebrated with Mortgage Burning

World Habitat Day

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley celebrated World Habitat Day with two ceremonial mortgage burnings on Saturday October 1. 

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

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National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are calling on women nationwide to unite and build up their communities during the 11th annual National Women Build Week (NWBW). This is a unique opportunity where women can join other women all across the country to work together to build decent and affordable homes for Habitat homeowners. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating!

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Breaking the Mold: Villanova Students Use Spring Break to Serve

HICKORY — Spring break is often a respite from responsibility for many students, but for several Villanova University students, spring break has provided an opportunity for service.

Over the course of the last week, 16 Villanova students spent their spring break in Hickory working on various projects for Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley.

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