Habitat of Orange celebrates turning 30
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County recently celebrated turning 30.
The community was invited to a backyard barbecue June 21 to mark the milestone for the organization that builds homes and communities.
The event was a huge success, with 300 people from across the community taking part in the celebration, hosted at Phoenix Place, Habitat’s nearly completed Chapel Hill neighborhood of 50 green-certified homes. In addition to celebrating what Habitat has accomplished, the event also focused on the great need that still remains for families who are looking for stable homes for their children.
Children enjoyed the playground at Phoenix Place, a bounce house, building with LEGOs, face painting, snow cones, taking photos with UNC’s Rameses, and playing soccer.
Those in attendance included Chapel Hill Mayor Pro Tem Sally Greene, Orange County Commissioner Barry Jacobs, state Sen. Valerie Foushee, U.S. Rep. David Price, Provost Jim Dean and HHOC Executive Director Susan Levy
Bob Herrington was recognized as one of the few people who has been involved with Habitat since its start in 1984.
Find out more about Habitat for Humanity for Orange County by visiting www.orangehabitat.org.