Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County Seeks Help From Faith Community


Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County launches its “House That Faith Built”  campaign – a faith-based effort to raise $150,000 for the construction of one home within its  forthcoming Dixon Village. This home sponsorship is part of a larger goal to raise $1.2 million for eight  Habitat homes in the innovative neighborhood. 

Habitat is currently developing the 7.5-acre community in North Belmont. Two-thirds of its 28  homes will provide affordable workforce housing for Habitat families and essential workers – hometown heroes such as teachers, firefighters, police officers and healthcare employees – and  one-third for market-rate homebuyers. This mixed-income neighborhood will be the first of its kind  in the greater Charlotte region and meets a growing need for affordable housing in Gaston County. 

The “House That Faith Built” campaign will unite members of the faith community to reach out to a  neighbor in need by providing a home sponsorship for a Habitat family in the Dixon Village  neighborhood. 

Said Kay Peninger, executive director for Habitat Gaston, “Our theme of ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ will bring  us together to put God’s love into action by building a home with an affordable mortgage for a family.” 

Added Rev. Ray Hardee, Habitat board and House That Faith Built committee member, “It does take a  village to build a village. We pray together to our heavenly Father that He will help us make a difference  with people who want to make a difference at a time that makes a difference.” 

The campaign’s goal is partnership with 15,000 people of faith to raise the full $150,000 needed for the  Habitat home. Interested donors can contribute by texting HGFAITH to 44321 or mailing a check to Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County, Inc. at 1840 E Franklin Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 with the memo HGFAITH. Gifts are also accepted online at habitatgaston.org (please add the word HGFAITH in the  comments so the dollars are designated for this campaign).