Changing lives in North Carolina
This year, Asheville Area Habitat celebrated 30 years of helping families build simple, decent homes of their own.
Walls were raised in September on an anniversary home, which will be home to firefighter John Cram and his two children. Cram says the home “represents stability. For my kids to know that we will never have to move again is priceless beyond words.
“My first experience with volunteer work as a kid was hammering nails on a Habitat for Humanity home,” he adds. “I have long believed in the mission of Habitat and have always been impressed with the impact that Habitat makes in individuals’ lives and the communities in which these homes are built.”
Their home has the added distinction of being the 10,000th Habitat home built in North Carolina. “We have touched and changed the lives of 10,000 families in our communities!” says Asheville executive director Lew Kraus. “Together we brought hope, dignity, safety and security to thousands and thousands of our neighbors.”
And yet there is always more work to be done. “Why not strive,” Kraus asks, “to build the next 10,000 North Carolina Habitat houses in the next 10 years?”