Habitat ready to build in Dobbins Heights

$28,000 Perdue grant completes funding
Construction to begin in September

ABERDEEN — Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills received a $28,000 grant on Tuesday from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

The grant completes the $35,000 of funding to start building a new home in Dobbins Heights. Habitat would like to thank Duke Energy Progress and Claude F. Smith Foundation, both of whom provided financial support to help reach this goal.

A Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills photo  Front (left to right): Jana Green, Linda Lindsey, Rita DiNapoli, Alice Robbins, Marilyn Morgan Grube, Lesley King (Perdue), Wayne Osborne, Paul Davis   Back (left to right): Amie Fraley, Carolyn Giltzow, Tim Dwyer, Rev. Michael Dubbs, Michael LaGraff, Jeff Casey

A Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills photo
Front (left to right): Jana Green, Linda Lindsey, Rita DiNapoli, Alice Robbins, Marilyn Morgan Grube, Lesley King (Perdue), Wayne Osborne, Paul Davis
Back (left to right): Amie Fraley, Carolyn Giltzow, Tim Dwyer, Rev. Michael Dubbs, Michael LaGraff, Jeff Casey

“We have received great support from the Dobbins Heights community, and Richmond County area in general, and we are excited these relationships amounted to breaking new ground this year,” says Habitat’s Executive Director Amie Fraley. “Through speaking engagements, monthly faith relations meetings and dinners at local events, we have witnessed tremendous community efforts to not only build a new home but to revitalize an entire neighborhood.”

Partnering with the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is vital in building a brighter and better community in Richmond County. This grant paves the way to doing more good work in Richmond County. Habitat is focused on not only new construction in Dobbins Heights but also doing more repairs on existing homes for families that need assistance including helping our elderly age in place.

“Habitat for Humanity is the kind of program that can truly transform a neighborhood, not just by providing a home for a family, but by inspiring leadership and change,” said Kendall Casey, Director of Perdue Operations in Rockingham. “At Perdue, we are honored to lend our support to Habitat’s new home-building project in Dobbins Heights through Foundation funding.”

New construction is set to begin Sept. 12. There will be a great day of fellowship to celebrate the completion of funding this project and the start to building a new home. From now until then, Habitat is looking to fill in the first phase of construction with a pipeline of volunteers who are ready to build. If a church, workplace, or group of friends would like to secure a build day dedicated to your team, Habitat is offering “Habitat Team Build Days.” For a minimum donation of $500 ($50/person) or a monthly lunch sponsorship for the duration of our project, Habitat will reserve 10 slots for you and your team on that day. Your group will enjoy a day of learning, fellowship and fun – not to mention a snack, lunch and all the water you can drink.

For more information about this project or volunteering or on Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills, please contact Danielle Castellino at dcastellino@sandhillshabitat.org or 910-331-3846.

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