Habitat swings a Club and not a Hammer
at our 9th Annual Charity Golf Tournament held at the Jacksonville Country Club on June 7. Thank You to our Corporate Sponsors, Hole Sponsors, and Teams who made this event a success. The weather held off for all to play and even try their skills at a Hole in One to win a Moore Buick GMC Truck. There was not a winner, however next year on May 8, 2020, there will be another opportunity to try to win.
The proceeds from this tournament go directly back into another home build or critical repair to assist the very low income in the Onslow Community. If you missed out, you can still donate.
To date, this worthwhile event has raised over $161,000 for Habitat Homes in Onslow County.
The Winners - Alpha Mortgage - Thomas Baldwin, Jeff Gilley, Curtis Jones Jr., Curtis Jones Sr.
Habitat thanks the National Charity League Volunteers for
their time and efforts to make the 41st annual Newport Pig Cookin Contest a success. These Mother and Daughter teams of NCL made hundreds of funnel cakes well past the closing of the festival. The line never stopped. Thank You! The money raised goes directly to our Crystal Coast for Humanity locations and in return used to build new homes for the very low income and help with the critical repairs due to Hurricane Florence.
For 41 years the Pig Cookin has grown into the Largest all Volunteer Non-Profit Pig Cookin in the USA. In 2019 we will have given over $1,000,000 back to different charities.
Habitat celebrates Valentines Day with Keys to a new Home
This Habitat home was built for Joy Mattocks and her family through a special State Employees Credit Union Foundation funding project, the SECU 100 County Challenge! They have pledged to fund the 0% mortgages for one Habitat Home in each of the 100 counties in North Carolina.
In total, they have pledged $10,000,000 towards affordable housing to low-income families in North Carolina.
Habitat helps to Build Homes, Hope and Lives for low-income families with a housing need. The selected families will partner in their build project, attend homeowner education classes, receive budget counseling, and complete 400 "sweat equity" hours on Habitat projects and building their home. In return, the families receive a 0% mortgage on the cost to build their home. This means that a family will enjoy a new home including taxes and insurance for about $500 per month.
AGING IN PLACE
A neighbor called into the corporate office asking if Crystal Coast Habitat could build an access ramp. He explained the husband was in rehabilitation when Hurricane Florence hit. The couple had several trees down in the front yard and could not get in or out of their property. A contractor came along stating he was an approved tree removal service. He accepted the $5,000 requested to remove the trees but did not complete the work. Baptist Men were in the neighborhood willing and able to remove the trees. The intended funds were for the labor of the access ramp upon the husband's soon to be a homecoming. A majority of the materials had already been purchased by the couple. Habitat for Humanity stepped in to build the much-needed access ramp. The couple is tickled with the results!
The 21st Annual Star Hill Golf Tournament was held on November 1. Winners of this years Tournament from Left to Right are Habitat for Humanity held its 21st Golf Tournament at Star Hill on Thursday, November 1st. The winning team members (L to R) are Mark Pennington, Jim Banks, Mark Beaumont, and Ike Dollar won $26,500 in prize money.
They won in a playoff with the second placed team of Eric Gregson, Jim Renfrow, Mike Small, and Buddy Gengel. Both teams shot a net 56. The third-placed team members with a 57 were Freddy Braswell, Darryl Thompson, Anthony Dennis, and John Perrin. Thanks to all who played, sponsored and volunteered.
Thank you all who participated. Despite Hurricane Florence, all put their cares and repairs aside to enjoy this yearly benefit that aids those in need of a home.
This year's event raised $26,500.