Building a Way Home was a success!
Asheville Area Habitat thanks each contributor to the Building a Way Home campaign. During an extraordinarily difficult economic time, we asked you to help us “do more,” and you gave generously. Thank you!
Building A Way Home was a $5 million capacity building campaign designed to enable Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to triple the number of families served, a goal we accomplished and then surpassed. These funds allowed us to grow our ReStore, expand our services to include a Home Repair Program, and buy 110 building lots -enough land for eight years of new home construction! While working hard to provide for future families, Asheville Area Habitat also completed construction on 70 new affordable homes; repaired an additional 118 homes, oftentimes remediating safety and access issues for the elderly and disabled; and grew our ReStore into the #2 ReStore in the nation for gross sales (out of nearly 800)!
We are especially thankful to Board member Spencer Duin for chairing this campaign. Spencer was recently awarded the 2015 NC Housing Coalition Sister Barbara Sullivan Award (a statewide Volunteer of the Year Award) for his devotion and commitment to finding viable solutions and improving housing conditions for
low-income families through personal commitment and sacrifice as a volunteer.
To celebrate the completion of the campaign, we recently unveiled a donor recognition wall in our ReStore. It was designed and built by local metal artists David Earl Tomlinson. Please pause to take a look at it next time you are in the ReStore, as it is a beautiful art installation as much as it is a recognition of our gracious donors.