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 with a local family.
Shed Some Love (September 30th - October 2nd)
Each Habitat family in Watauga County receives a storage shed to go along with their home. Join us at the ABAH Shed Some Love event to help make this happen! Volunteers are invited to register for shifts as individuals here. If you are part of a club or organization that would like to volunteer together, please list your group as an affiliated organization and we will do our best to schedule them together. This event will be on campus in the Legends parking lot and no construction experience is required to volunteer.
Potter Home Update
Walls are officially up at the Potter home! In the last few weeks, superior walls were installed at the site of Sheila Potter’s home. We are excited for construction to continue!
Our other great news is that fundraising has been completed for the Potter home! Thanks to your generous and continued support, App Builds a Home has raised $70,000 that will go directly toward the construction of the Potter Home.
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!