National Women Build Week Recap

nwb 1From May 5-13, Habitat and Lowe's engaged women nationwide to work together and build Habitat homes during the 11th annual National Women Build Week! The goal of National Women Build week is to inspire and empower women to advocate and help Habitat homeowners love where they live through building or improving an affordable place they can call home. We want to engage women of all skill levels to join their friends, families and neighbors to build up our communities and lend a hand.

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Why ReStore?

The ReStore exists to support Habitat Catawba Valley’s mission of providing decent, affordable housing to hardworking, low-income families. Profits generated from ReStore sales help to build new houses and provide critical repairs to older, owner-occupied houses in our community.

Even though at the ReStore our end result is retail sales, think of the ReStore as a Donation Center, focused on collecting donations from local families and individuals, corporations, businesses, civic groups, and manufacturers. These donations are processed: unloaded, cleaned, sorted, researched for value, and merchandised by staff and volunteers.

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Habitat’s Generational Impact

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“Our house saved me—saved my whole family. It made us safe, and that changed everything.”

“When we became Habitat homeowners, it didn’t change our income or many of the challenges through the years, but it did mean that we went through those challenges together, safe in our own home, and that made all the difference.”

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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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Ramirez-Escobar Family Pays Off Mortgage

"Our lives have changed enormously since our arrival in this country seventeen years ago. We arrived with a suitcase full of dreams and hopes for a chance to rebuild our life. One of our goals was to acquire a home of our own. A goal that seemed so impossible at that time since we did not have resources, five mouths to feed and a single source of income. However, Habitat for Humanity appeared giving us hope that homeownership in the states was a possibility for my family.

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