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Publix Pays $75,000 Mortgage for Single Mother’s New Habitat Home

Michael Barrett of the Gaston Gazette Explained How Publix Steps up for Habitat
publix picThe Executive Director Mary Harris contacted Publix for support after learning the store would be expanding into Gastonia. She initially discussed a $5,000 to $10,000 grant toward a home construction project. Then she learned they would offer a full sponsorship of $75,000. Publix recently announced it will contribute $5 million in the coming weeks to build more than 60 Habitat homes across the Southeast, said spokeswoman Kim Reynolds.

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Habitat honors memory of community champion

By Will MacDonald, Gazette Community Editor
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at 3:49 PM

When I drive by the Habitat for Humanity offices and ReStore in Gastonia, I think about Johan Newcombe. I suspect a lot of other folks who remember her tireless dedication to the Christian-based home building program do, too.

In 1988, Newcombe and another longtime community leader -- Becky Carter -- teamed up to establish the county's first Habitat chapter.

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Funding influx to help build extra local Habitat house

By Michael BarrettThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at 10:28 AM

A $10 million windfall will help to build a new Habitat for Humanity home in communities across the state, including one in Gaston County.

The money will most noticeably benefit rural counties in North Carolina where Habitat projects are less common. But Mary Harris, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County, said the local chapter will also benefit from the sweeping initiative.

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