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Habitat Gaston was a recipient of a grant through the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association/Housing Opportunity Foundation/Habitat for Humanity Community Support Program
On September 5th, Habitat Gaston was awarded a $2,000 grant to help fund the cost of laminate flooring for Habitat house #117 located at 215 Tanner Street. The application process required a recommendation of a realtor that is a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor's Association. We are grateful to Tanya Knutson of Allen Tate Realtors for supporting Habitat. The house is completed and waiting for the final inspections.
A lot can change in 30 years and Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County is a prime example. The nonprofit was started by community-minded volunteers Becky Carter and Johan Newcombe in 1988. Their first house was built a year later.
Now, the nonprofit has a full staff and board of directors and volunteers are currently working on its 117th and 118th houses.
Mary Harris has been the executive director of Habitat for 23 of those 30 years and was the first person paid for the position. At the time, the nonprofit was Habitat for Humanity of Gastonia with satellites in Belmont, Cherryville and Mount Holly. When she first started, there were talks of starting another satellite in Bessemer City.
Habitat for Humanity International encouraged them to combine the satellite locations to one central affiliate. The locations merged in 2000 and by 2001, . . .Read More