Crystal Coast Habitat



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5898 Hwy 70 West

Phone:  252-223-4493

Monday – Saturday

9am – 4 pm

Closed Sunday

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The Jacksonville ReStore                                   1200 Gum Branch Rd

Phone:  910-347-9400

Monday – Saturday

9am – 4pm

Closed Sunday

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Fat Fellows Fundraiser

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Fat Fellows fundraiser was a success! 

On Monday, October 6, 2014 Everyone enjoyed BBQ, Chicken, hush puppies, potato salad, & cole slaw made by Fat Fellows of Newport.  Thank you to all the volunteers who made the dishes that made it easy for the cars to pull up and pick up their dinners. 
City Staff to dig foundation for Habitat Home 

On Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 from 8am until noon, the staff from various departments at the City of Jacksonville are bringing their own shovels and putting on gloves to start digging the foundation of the next Habitat home build for the Friant family.  The lot is located on Spargo Street in Jacksonville.  General Contractor, Jennifer Morton of Horizon East has agreed to volunteer her time along with one of her construction supervisors, Buddy Yates, who will be out on the site mentoring the city volunteers on the various techniques for digging footers.  Several months back, the city donated the lot for this home so that a low-income family could have the opportunity to provide an affordable, safe shelter for their family.  The Friant family of five includes three young sons, and their father is a teacher for students with special needs.  They are all very excited that their new home will start soon, as they have been living with relatives, and sharing one room for the whole family.

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Home Dedication for the Brimmer & George Families on Thurs. June 26, 2014 at noon come out and celebrate with us our Golf Sponsored Home for the George & Brimmer families.

The ladies from Emerald Isle Baptist Church and Eddie Barber from Ben & Jerry’s will supply light refreshments after the celebration.  We thank everyone who helped with the home.  The Marines, Coast Guards, our weekly construction volunteers, our Board Members and Leonard Farrugia our Construction Supervisor for building this safe and affordable home.

Fundraising Event at Ben & Jerry’s was a success!

On May 15th, both the Emerald Isle and the Jacksonville Ben & Jerry’s locations hosted a fundraiser to benefit Habitat home building projects in Carteret and Onslow Counties.  The event raised more than $1,000.00 this year.  Pictured in the check presentation photo are from left to right:  Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Wilma Smith, Janet Morgan, Steve Moody, Chairman and Walter Wachter, and Emerald Isle Mayor, Eddie Barber, owner of Ben & Jerry’s.


Women’s Build 2014

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The Women’s Day Build was held on May 3, 2014 in Jacksonville.  It was a success!  Thank you to everyone who attended this event, by putting down their pens and picking a hammer to help build this Habitat Home.


91st Groundbreaking in Jacksonville

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We just had our 91st groundbreaking on Spargo Street in Jacksonville.  This family of 5 is delighted to get started on their new Habitat home.  After the 1st of the year we will be looking for volunteers in the Jacksonville area.  Email for more information or to be put on the rooster.  The supervisor for this build is Jennifer Morton from Horizons East in Jacksonville.


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The “Swinging Shepherds II”  Shirley Eisemann and Ron Maxwell entertained the volunteers as they gathered around.  Ron sang “Under This Roof” while volunteers stood in line to get their chicken meal which was catered by Sam Bright.  We Also had ice cream donated by Eddie Barber from Ben & Jerry’s, and the Texas Steakhouse in MHC donated the refreshments.    

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The children had a wonderful time in the bouncy house (pictured in the background) and many volunteers took home raffle gifts.  Mr. Charles Pearson announced the winning tickets.  We also had a silent auction which brought in funds to help finish our Habitat home we are currently working on.

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The New River Harmony also entertained us with some oldies but goodies.  They sure had the crowd boppin to the music.   The NC Rep. Pat McElrath  & NC Senator Harry Brown helped celebrate this occasion.

Groundbreaking for Hardesty Loop Road in Newport

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The 90th groundbreaking was on celebrated Fri., Nov. 22 @ 11:30 am in Newport.  This family of 6 is very excited.  Leonard Farrugia, from Carolina Crawlspace Solutions will be supervising this build.  Pastor Julie Willis from Healing Waters Ministry in Newport, blessed the building site and  the safety of our construction volunteer workers.  We will be building every tues and thurs after the first of the year.  Email me at to be put on the rooster.


We would like to thank the following businesses, churches and individuals who have donated to the Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity for the month of September:   First Presbyterian Church, Bethlehem United Methodist Church, St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, All Saints Anglican, Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church, Blue Creek Baptist Church, God’s City of Refuge, First United Methodist Church, Silver Creek Free Will Baptist, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran, First Baptist Church, Ann Street United Methodist Church, Emerald Isle Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Beaufort Original Free Will Baptist, Moore’s Chapel Missionary Baptist,  Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, St., First Presbyterian Women’s Group, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church, River of Life Church, Swansboro United Living Methodist Church, Croatan Baptist Church, St. Egberts Catholic Church, Living Hope Community Church, William E. Hamilton, Catholic Daughters of America, Bonnie Roach, Margaret St. John, Monsignor Francis Moeslein, .

Volunteer hours for the month of September was 1368.  Thank you to all of you who donated your time, without you we would not be a success. We apologize if there is anyone we missed.  Please contact the office at 252-223-2111 so that we can make the correction.


Families selected into the partnership home building program must meet certain income criteria and residency requirements. Habitat families earn 400 or more sweat equity hours on their home and other Habitat projects and complete homeowner education courses. They receive a 0% mortgage on the cost to build their home that they must pay back over a period of up to 30 years. Current homes cost around $100,000 according to land availability, size of the home and the cost of construction.

During the past two years, Crystal Coast Habitat has earned the prestigious US EPA Energy Star Certification on over a dozen homes. We will continue to build Energy Star homes to keep funds low & sufficient for families.  This means that the energy bills on a four-bedroom home are guaranteed to be less than $35 per month, and $27 per month on a three-bedroom, keeping these Habitat homes affordable.

  • Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor, using as much donated materials and land whenever possible.
  • Homeowners are carefully selected and must:
    • Have a housing  need
    • Meet our income guidelines, and be able to pay a 0% mortgage payment on the cost to build their home.
    • Have a plan to complete 400 hours of sweat equity work on their home and other habitat projects.
  • Materials and costs to build a Habitat house, including land are established after construction.  A typical Mortgage is around $100,000.
  • No interest is charged on the homeowner’s mortgage loan. Terms are based on what that person can afford to pay. A typical Habitat mortgage is 30 years.

For more information on the home partnership program or to learn more about ways to volunteer, call the Habitat corporate office at 252.223.2111.  Donations and purchases made at the Habitat ReStores help buy materials to build Habitat homes and eliminate excess waste going to our landfills.  Visit the Newport and Jacksonville Habitat ReStores and help eliminate poverty housing along the Crystal Coast! Call 252-223-4493 Newport ReStore to schedule a donation pickup.



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