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With Tears of Gratitude, A Cabarrus County Family Receives a New Home

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padtira storyAny day now, Paditra Carlton will move out of the living room she has used as a bedroom. Her son Shannon, 12, will say goodbye to the dining room that’s been his makeshift bedroom. Carlton’s two other children, Bristol, 21, and Kani’a, 16, will also leave the cramped two-bedroom rental they have called home for far too long. Soon, Carlton will close on a new, four-bedroom home on Young Avenue in Concord. It’s the 153rd house that Habitat for Humanity of Cabarrus County has built. It is also one of 104 being built as part of the State Employees Credit Union Foundation’s Mountains-to-the-Sea Challenge, a $10 million initiative to build at least one Habitat home in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties. “Words cannot explain how I feel,” Carlton said May 22 during a dedication ceremony for her pretty new home. “It’s something I have always dreamed of. It’s stability.”

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Working on Habitat Project Makes Strong Impression

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Emma Bateski, McKayla Blackwelder and Jordan Melton, Cabarrus Health Alliance Apr 30, 2018

The TRAIL (Taking Responsible Actions in Life) program is an intensive mentoring program that utilizes the Search Institutes asset building approach to improve the lives of teens in our community.

An essential piece of the TRAIL program is the high school component, whereby a select group of students are trained and given opportunities to serve as role models and educators to help instill positive attitudes regarding healthy decision-making. This mentoring approach is unique and innovative strategy in changing social norms and youth behaviors.

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Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Annual Fundraiser

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Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County held its annual St. Patrick's Day fundraiser on Saturday at Great Wolf Lodge with crowds coming out to support Habitat for Humanity, which is currently working on its 150th house in the community.  Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County is a non-profit Christian housing ministry.  Since their founding by local churches in 1989 Habitat Cabarrus has also completed rehab work and, home repairs on more than 125 houses and has served 15 families in transitional housing. Nearly 900 people, including more than 450 children have benefitted from Habitat Cabarrus’ work in our community. Habitat Cabarrus has also placed a strong focus on Neighborhood Revitalization to provide a better place for local families to live and grow.

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Cabarrus Habitat for Humanity's New Resource Development Director Uses Faith & Passion to Help Others

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Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County hired on a new Resource Development Director. This community-oriented nonprofit welcomed Shanell Smaw with open arms, and we just had to get the inside scoop.

With a passion for serving, Shanell was the perfect fit for this position. In a recent Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus blog post, her tenacity and faith was one of Shanell's most admirable qualities.

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Habitat For Humanity Cabarrus County Participant Receives Keys To New Home

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Connie Bennett received the keys to her new Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County home on Tuesday during a dedication ceremony that brought together those who helped build the home.

NASCAR driver Joey Logano wasn’t able to attend the dedication, but he was among the crew that helped work on the home in February. The No. 22 Ford Fusion and Team Penske driver brought several of his teammates to help Bennett and her family with the construction of her new Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus Home.

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Teams and Community Gather to Raise First Wall for Women Build Home Celebration

Concord, NC — April 15, 2016 — Habitat Cabarrus, Julie Clinkscale, and the 2016 Women Build teams and corporate sponsors invite the public to join them April 28 to raise walls of love at a special construction event held at 672 Magnolia Street in Concord, NC at 6:00 p.m.

Attendees will experience the excitement that occurs when the first walls go up in a partner family’s new home as team leaders and corporate sponsors raise the first wall of the home.  This event kicks-off both National Women Build Week and construction for the 2016 Habitat Cabarrus Women Build project.

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Joey Logano helps build Habitat house in Kannapolis

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Posted on Feb 16, 2016

KANNAPOLIS — Connie Bennett would not consider herself a “big” NASCAR fan, but there is definitely one driver she’s going to start pulling for and that’s Joey Logano.

It might have something to do with the fact that the No. 22 Ford Fusion and Team Penske driver brought several of his teammates to help Bennett and her family with the construction of her new Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus Home.

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Youths from Concord, Charlotte Recognized as Top National Volunteers

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two area North Carolina youths were honored as top volunteers at a national ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Davis Dawson, 17, of Concord, and Samuel Park, 12, of Charlotte, were honored for their outstanding volunteer service during the 20th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Dawson and Samuel, along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country, each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts.

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Kannapolis House Dedication

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Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2013 

Kannapolis, N.C. — What started out as a dream became a reality, Kannapolis City Schools Superintendent Pam Cain said on Tuesday. 

She and administrators, board members, staff and students from the school system and other community members gathered at a dedication ceremony for the home of two future students.(Click here to read entire article)

Metrolina Partners Collaboration

Habitat Metrolina Partners Focuses on Collaboration

Posted: May 28, 2013
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By Todd Cohen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte saved $36,200 when it switched insurance vendors, and another $2,200 when it switched vendors to handle credit-card processing, thanks to vendor lists and prices it shares with eight other Habitat affiliates in the region.

Those nine affiliates each contributes 2 percent of net annual revenue from the 11 ReStores they operate, or a total of $75,000, to support joint marketing for all those stores.

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College Students Building Habitat Home for Cabarrus Family

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Posted March 15, 2013

CONCORD, N.C. – Students from Pennsylvania and Missouri gathered with staff and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County to help build a home for a local family this week.

Nineteen students and two staff members from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pa. and about five students from Missouri State University participated in this year’s Collegiate Challenge, where they spent their spring break volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

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