Christine’s Dream Becomes Reality

Raising walls and hope as Habitat for Humanity construction concludes and begins again. Article written and provided by Semantha Watkins, Homeower Services Coordinator 252-633-9599, ext. 105;

NEW BERN, NC – Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has been building homes, community, and hope in the Pembroke neighborhood over the past year and is gearing up to continue.

On Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 am, Habitat will celebrate Christine Cox and family with a home dedication at 1904 Wake Street. The home dedication will acknowledge her journey to homeownership and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter as she and her family prepare to move into their home. The community is invited to join the celebration with Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers, community partners, and city and county officials.

Christine and her family are excited for this chapter of their life and grateful for the opportunity to own a home in a safe, stable, affordable home made possible through Habitat for Humanity Craven County Homeownership program, incredible/wonderful construction staff, and generous/amazing volunteers. The home was built over the course of 7 months with volunteers from several different groups including: Missions Group of Frederick MD Habitat for Humanity, NAVAIR, Parker Brown Group, The Epiphany School of Global Studies, The Die Hards core volunteers of Habitat for Humanity Craven County and family members and friends.

About Habitat for Humanity of Craven County

 Habitat for Humanity of Craven County builds modest income single-family homes in Craven County and has been actively addressing the affordable housing crisis since 1989. Families and individuals in need of a hand up, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has assisted 74 individuals and families in achieving their dream of homeownership and an additional 61 individuals and families with critical home repairs. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay 0% interest mortgage or loan.

The homeownership program is made possible through generous contributions of volunteers’ time and labor, financial contributions, and through donations and purchases at the Habitat for Humanity of Craven County ReStore (located at 930 Pollock St.) To learn more and to volunteer with us, please visit

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