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    Act, Speak, Build

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    By: Brittney Ormond, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Junior During the week of April 4 through April 8 I noticed a transformation taking place in the pit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This transformation was not in the different people that crowd around the area socializing on a daily basis or in…

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    My Build a Block Experience

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      This past semester I have been working with UNC Build a Block as the Public Relations Intern through the APPLES program as a requirement for my JOMC 232 course. Prior to working for the organization, I knew the basics about Habitat for Humanity and UNC Build a Block. I was aware that Habitat Humanity builds affordable housing for pe…

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    UNC Rowing Lends a Helping Hand

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    By: Emma Shaw Athletes on campus are revered for their athletic prowess, mastery of skill, and hours of preparation to keep an edge over their competition. However, on Saturday February 5th, one group of athletes felt anything but masters of their trade. Seven members of the Carolina Rowing team stood on the sidewalk of Phoenix Place, eage…

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    Habitat Celebrates Build-A-Block with Spring Football Pre-Game

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    By: Emma Shaw This Saturday’s spring football game will be an opportunity for more than just the football team to showcase the prospects of their upcoming season. Before any of the action on the field begins, students will have a chance to celebrate the success of the UNC Build A Block project. Beginning at noon in The Pit, jun…

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    UNC Health Care

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        With the start of UNC Build a Block, the Carolina community came together in a big way to raise the funds needed.  UNC Health Care was one of the organizations the rose above the rest.  UNC Hospitals is one of five champion donors to UNC Build a Block, donating $35,000, enough to build one house.    U…

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    A Heart Full of Grace

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      I cannot think of a more appropriate weekend to do my first Habitat build.  Every year we get a day off from school to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., but how often do we use the holiday to honor his memory and participate in service?  MLK sparked the conscience of a generation and encouraged others to s…

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    Bike Raffle

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    When Habitat for Humanity Community Organizer, Alex Bidot, delivered a bike to Damian Lee on December 22, the 16 year-old boy dropped his “cool” façade, cracked a smile and excitedly asked, “For me? This is my bike?” Damian Lee, his two siblings, and his mother Felicia Weaver live in Phoenix Place, the Habita…

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    The Commitment Continues

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      It was great to see everyone on the site Saturday. Even after the Thanksgiving and in the midst of studying for finals, we had a great turnout of 20 volunteers for the Friday afternoon and 36 volunteers for both AM and PM shifts on Saturday, in addition to the KFBS.partnership.  The morning frost delayed roof work, so we made a…

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    No Small Tasks

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      Over the weekend we accomplished a multitude of tasks. We spread out over several houses and helped with siding and painting, but concentrated on lot 17 to put up the last remaining roof. We had an exceptional turnout on Friday afternoon, and with many hands we put on the roof deck in double time. Saturday we continued to paper the …

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    Thankful for Build-A-Block

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      As Thanksgiving approaches this year, there is one thing that I am and forever will be thankful for – the experience I have had with Habitat for Humanity. Meeting Blanche Clark this past Sunday at the dedication of the Henry T. Clark home, in memory of her late husband, helped remind me of the impact this organization has had …

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