In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending all volunteer activities including construction until further notice. 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.
We are nearing the halfway mark of our fundraising goal! All donations made before December 31, 2020 (up to $5000) will be matched by a generous Habitat donor. Make your donation now using the green "Donate" button on the side of this page! If you are interested in becoming an additional match donor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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!