In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting volunteer activities. We are continually evaluating the current health pandemic and government regulations to keep our volunteers and partner families as safe as possible.
App Builds a Home is a partnership between Appalachian State University and Watauga County Habitat for Humanity to help local partner families build safe, affordable homes. In the App State tradition of community partnerships, this home build is a tangible commitment to our community and an opportunity for a campus-wide project to bring together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to help build a home for a local family.
Thanks to your overwhelming support, volunteer slots for the Walls Up Build Week have been filled! We will have more information about summer volunteer opportunities soon!
App Builds a Home on AppTV
ABAH Student Co-Director, Mackenzie Millett, had the amazing opportunity to sit down with AppTV's program, Hi Neighbor! Mackenzie's segment about ABAH starts at about the 12:40 mark!
Meet Sheila Potter!
For year two, App Builds a Home is building a home for one of our own, App State employee and lifelong resident of the High Country, Sheila Potter. Sheila’s home site has been in her immediate family for over 50 years.
It means the world to Sheila to build on her own land. “I can still be close to my mom, but the privacy and independence of having my own home is such a blessing.” Sheila is most excited about having her own bathroom and having a place for her grandson to come spend the night.
Sheila has been an Appalachian State University employee since 2016. Prior to that, she worked at Hospitality Mints and Mabel Elementary School.
ABAH officially broke ground on the Potter home this October. To watch the groundbreaking video, check out the "Potter Home" tab at the top of this page!