In 2016, Habitat for Humanity affiliates across NC received more than $8.7M dollars in HOME funding, most of that via the NC Housing Finance Agency, to provide zero-percent second mortgage financing to affiliates. This funding contributed directly to the construction of 220 new housing units.
Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build Week (NWBW) invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
Last month, sixteen college freshmen from Villanova University spent their spring break week working on Habitat Catawba Valley’s new home construction and Habitat Repairs! While they were here, they also participated in fun activities and had the opportunity to get to know our community better.
When Punker, LLC's Hickory-based employees decided to participate in a team building opportunity, they looked no further than Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. Not the traditional team building experience with ropes and personality tests, the team of employees spent the day working together and learning more about one another on a Habitat Catawba Valley worksite to help a family in need.
Eighteen families in Catawba County benefitted from a partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley in 2016. Thrivent Financial provided grants totaling $45,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley to help fund repairs on 18 area homes while Habitat provided supervision and volunteers through its Habitat Repairs! Program.
“We are very grateful for our relationship with Thrivent Financial and their support of Habitat Repairs!,” said Mitzi Gellman, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. “Thrivent was the first organization to understand and support Habitat Repairs! and they allowed us to launch this initiative.”