Habitat for Humanity Introduces New Name to Community
Habitat for Humanity of Moore County is on the move and is introducing a new name to the community. The local Habitat affiliate will now be known as Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills. The Moore affiliate has expanded its service area to include Richmond County and has built five homes in that county since 2005. With the new affiliation will come more opportunities to combine services and meet the needs for more families.
Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills has built 156 homes since 1988. Five homes have been built in Richmond County since 2005 when the Moore County affiliate agreed to take the Richmond County under its wing to save it from being closed by Habitat International. Affiliates are required to complete, on average, one home a year.
“As an organization, Habitat for Humanity is tremendously blessed by a clear mission, dedicated partners and a well-established name,” Executive Director Elizabeth Cox said.
“One thing won’t change, though,” Cox stresses, “the mission. Building simple, decent houses in partnership with families desperately in need remains our No. 1 commitment.”
“The new name symbolizes the community spirit of neighbors helping neighbors,” said Amanda Jakl, Habitat’s communications coordinator. "Our emphasis is always people helping people and together we'll be able to reach out to many more families in need."
“The adoption of the new name is an important decision,” said Jakl. “It is a way to become a stronger, more unified and collaborative organization.”
About Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills
Habitat of Humanity of the NC Sandhills was founded in 1988 by an inter-denominational group concerned about substandard housing, and it exists to serve Moore and Richmond Counties citizens living at 60 percent or less of median income who need suitable housing. Habitat is a Christian ministry with an ecumenical bent and an interfaith focus. Habitat not only builds its houses with the potential homeowners and hundreds of volunteers, but also provides twenty or twenty-five year mortgages for the families at zero interest. The services are available to people of all races and faiths, as well as to people who profess no religious faith. Since 1988, this affiliate has built 156 homes with and for families in need of affordable housing in Moore and Richmond Counties. Habitat homeowners paid over $80,000 in income taxes.
If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Habitat for Humanity please contact Amanda Jakl at 910.334.1162 or 910.295.1934 Habitat is currently seeking volunteers and supporters of all kinds. www.sandhillshabitat.org