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CBI and the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House


For the 20th year, the local interfaith community is coming together to help build another Habitat for Humanity house in Buncombe County. Congregation Beth Israel’s volunteers continue to have an active role in supporting Habitat’s annual construction of the Interfaith House by contributing five work days, totaling 96 volunteer hours in this effort. It was a real surprise to see CBI volunteers fill up our assigned work times within a week of the initial announcement!

This year’s home is being built for Tyerecka Howell, a single parent working full-time as a medical assistant in MAHEC’s Obstetrics department in addition to her Habitat required sweat equity. Tyerecka’s home, a 3 bedroom, 1½ bathroom in Arden, will be perfect for raising her two young sons, the most recent being born in July. The house which started on September 19 is currently having siding and insulation installed and should be finished around March, 2019.

CBI proudly serves as an ongoing member of the interfaith coalition sponsoring these homes. Special thanks should be extended to our past CBI Habitat volunteers who have contributed their time to the annual Interfaith Home construction and this year’s volunteers that include Alan Escovitz (co-coordinator), Jeremy Samsky (co-coordinator), David Rahn, Robert Kline and Doug Miller.

To read Tyerecka’s storay and learn more about this year’s Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House, click here.

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