Monday morning, Oct 2nd volunteers assembled to begin our blitz at 1719 Belmont Street with prospective homeowner Shanei Williams. Volunteers for the 2 week accelerated pace of building are coming from blitz sponsors Wells Fargo and the Times News as well as Honda Power Equipment, Alamance County government employees, Twin Lakes Community staff, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, United Way staff and board, Burlington Police Department, Canfor, Terminix, and Coldwell Banker. Lunches are being provided by groups from the following churches: First United Methodist Church-Graham, St. Mark’s, First Presbyterian-Burlington, Macedonia Lutheran, and Westside Fellowship. Also providing lunch is the Alamance Caswell Builders Association. This blitz is a beautiful picture of our entire community coming together to help Shanei build her house.
. “We are proud to support Habitat and their ‘blitz build,’” said Jerry Bailey, Business Banking manager and market president for Wells Fargo in Burlington. “This effort connects directly with our vision and values. At Wells Fargo, we believe we’re responsible for promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities. If they prosper, so do we.”
As part of The Times-News sponsorship, the newspaper is launching a fundraising campaign for Habitat called the “30 for 30” campaign to encourage community members to donate $30 to Habitat Alamance in recognition of their 30th anniversary. An ad for the campaign will run in the paper for the month of October, with donors being recognized in the newspaper Sunday, Nov. 12th. Donations for the “30 for 30” campaign can be mailed to Habitat Alamance at P.O. Box 5036, Burlington NC 27216 or they can be made on this website.