On Saturday, August 12th, members of the Raleigh Architecture Company design and construction teams gathered with the Catholic Coalition of Wake County to kick-off the faith organization's 8th home in the Crosstowne neighborhood, located off Cross Link and Garner Rd. in South Raleigh.
Work started at 7:30am in the Habitat Construction Warehouse, where nearly 40 volunteers systematically assembled and loaded walls onto a trailer headed for the site of Habitat Partner Kiara Joe's future five-bedroom house. Kiara herself was on site to hammer the first nail, and many more following. Habitat partners build and purchase their homes. Throughout the day, volunteers had the opportunity not only to hear Kiara's story and celebrate the fact that she and her two twin sons will soon have a home to call their own, along with her mother, brother and sister, but see the smile on her face as she and other volunteers lifted the walls into place. By noon, the exterior walls were raised and work to erect interior walls had begun. The entire process of building her home will be 10 to 12 weeks.
Our team ended the day energized and grateful for the strong community that still makes providing affordable housing in Wake County a priority. If you are interested in volunteering for a Habitat build in Wake County, we encourage you to visit their website.