Habitat Wake Gathering Faith Builders to Build Eastern NC Homes

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County NC's logo.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County NC's logo.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is preparing to build homes in Zebulon, Wendell, and Knightdale, North Carolina. They are seeking volunteers from the area to help build Habitat for Humanity homes for waiting families.

Since forming in 1985, Habitat Wake has built 17 houses in East Wake — 6 in Zebulon, 4 in Wendell, and 7 in Knightdale.  Their 2017 plan is to bring together a faith coalition under their Faith Builders program, and have this group come together and build in East Wake each year.

Right now, their preliminary plan is to start a home with this coalition on May 6, 2017. Local resident Johnny Glover is re-organizing the churches in this area to be involved in Habitat Wake. Mr. Glover held an organizational meeting with many local churches on March 25, 2017, to move forward the Habitat Wake plans.

There are over 28,000 families in need of affordable housing in Wake County.

However, families in need of affordable housing in East Wake have not known in a while of our efforts.  Please encourage interested families in need of a home to put a pre-application for a home via www.habitatwake.org/homeownership/how-to-apply. Existing homeowners in need of repairs may apply online via www.habitatwake.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Family-Services-Application-_-September-2015.pdf.

According to Rick Beech, Vice President, Faith Relations-Habitat for Humanity of Wake County:

We have secured property on 507 N Gill Street in Zebulon NC and have recently met with Mark Hetrick of the Town of Zebulon to identify other repair and new construction projects in the area. We hope to do the same in Wendell. We also have a meeting with the East Wake Citizens Advisory Commission on April 19 to discuss our programs and plans.

Churches and others interested in supporting this project may contact Johnny Glover via email or call 919.710.5143.

To find out more about the Faith Builders program, visit www.habitatwake.org/programs/faithbuilders. Habitat for Humanity of Wake County is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatWake.

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