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A ReStore Vest is Retired

Late last year, we lost one of our beloved ReStore volunteers. John McLaughlin passed away “at home, peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the warmth of the morning sun on November 18, 2014.”* John and his wife Shirley have been

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The Governors Club Ladies Strike Again!

For every house we build, this hard-working group of ladies comes out and meets with the family and then designs a landscaping plan to fit their likes, dislikes, and skills. Many of these women bring plants from their own gardens

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carol Kooner

Carol is in the middle, pictured here with two of her Sewing Bee comrades and a quilt that they made Carol Kooner is one of the founding members of the Sewing Bee here at Chatham Habitat. She puts in hundreds

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Steve Selfies

Earlier this year, we hired a new Construction Site Supervisor–Steve Clark. Steve’s construction experience combined with his excitement and enthusiasm when leading volunteers have quickly made him an invaluable part of the team at Chatham Habitat. During Women Build, I

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ReStore Volunteer Spotlight: “Bad” Carol Ferguson (and Millie!)

Once a month, the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator Fran Harvey chooses one outstanding volunteer to spotlight. The ReStore staff and volunteers are like a family–and we could never do the work that we do without them.  We are blessed with our

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The Sewing Bee

Looking for a unique way to get involved with Chatham Habitat? Twice a year, we host a group of folks who like to sew in our office, and they spend the day making beautiful pillows, purses, tablecloths, and aprons. We

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Construction Tip: Tinted Primer

When our Paint Crew comes to paint the interior of a home, they need a few tricks to make sure things go smoothly. One of the ways that they make sure that they aren’t painting over each other’s work is

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