Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents and staff rolled up their sleeves, grabbed hammers, nails, and paint brushes and went to work alongside Habitat For Humanity coordinators in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties to pitch in to build homes for three deserving families.
Our company has participated in area Habitat for Humanity of Wake County home builds for more than a decade, but this year marks the first time we’ve sponsored home builds organized by the Habitat for Humanity of Durham and the Orange County Habitat for Humanity.
“Simply put, our company gives back. We truly do what it takes to Help People Win,” said Don Walston, company founder and chairman. “Our job is to help clients find a new house to call home, a new place to belong. It’s unfortunate that some families don’t have that ability and that’s why these Habitat home builds matter. We’re using our resources to extend the opportunity of homeownership to our neighbors in need.”
On behalf of our HPW Foundation charitable arm, more than 75 of our real estate brokers, agents and staff volunteered a total of 225 hours helping to lay subflooring, frame up walls, cut wood, paint, and clean up the job sites.
“Habitat for Humanity is a natural fit for our real estate team,” said Martha McNair-Russell, HPW Foundation Habitat For Humanity Liaison and CBHPW real estate broker. “We look at houses all day, every day for our buyers and sellers. These local home builds allow us to provide support to a family who may not have the same opportunities to purchase a home as our day-to-day clients. It’s an amazing experience to work alongside the Habitat homeowners to see the pride they have in their new home. We are helping them achieve the American dream.”