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Upcoming Events

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. 

Women Build Trivia Night! (March 10th, 6:30-7:30)

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Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Register your team for the App Builds a Home Women Build Trivia Night! No registration fee. Just join us for an evening of online fun.

The 3 rounds of trivia topics include Habitat for Humanity & App Builds a Home, Appalachian State University, and Influential Women in History. 

This event will be held online via Zoom and you will receive more information after registering your team! Email with any questions.

Well Wishes for Sheila! (February 2021)

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COVID-19 prevents us from volunteering at in-person build days, but you can join us in sending your positive thoughts to Sheila! Write your message here

App Builds a Home Benefit Showcase (November 2020)

The Appalachian Glee Club and the Rho Tau Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha will be hosting a pre-recorded livestream to benefit the efforts of App Builds a Home. During the livestream you will be able to make a donation to ABAH. Watch the concert here on November 19th at 7PM!

Homecoming Letter Writing Campaign (October 2020)

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You and your organizations can earn Homecoming points by sending emails! The email template can be found here! Be sure to copy and include your club name in the email to be awarded your points! Emails must be sent by next Wednesday, October 21st! 

Staff Senate Walls-Up Competition (October 23rd 2020)

Walls up postponed

**Update October 16th: Out of an abundance of caution regarding the recent spike in COVID cases at App State, we have decided to postpone this event until the Spring semester. 

Join App Builds a Home for our first annual AppState Staff Senate Walls-Up Competition! Teams will compete against each other to build the most aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound wall. Structures build at Walls-Up will be used to build Sheila Potter's home. Sheila has been an Appalachian employee since 2016 and will be the owner of the second ABAH house. 

The Walls-Up Competition will be held October 23rd at the IDEXlab space at the Industrial Park. Each team will have 4-5 people and teams will be assigned one hour-long time slot between 10AM and 4PM (based on preference) to build their wall. 

There is no cost to participate, but teams are encouraged to gather sponsorships and donations for ABAH. Donations can be made on the right sidebar of this page using the yellow "Donate" button. Please list your Walls-Up team name in the notes section of your donation so your team gets credit. Donations will go directly to building Sheila Potter's home. 

Two teams will be crowned winners of the Walls-Up Competition. The Wall-Stars with the best wall will win the ABAH Golden Hardhat and bragging rights. The Dollar Bill-ders that raise the most money will win the ABAH Money Makers Hardhat and bragging rights. 

Please sign up by October 16th using the link here. No prior construction knowledge and/or experience is necessary to participate. You will need to provide a team name, preferred build time, and each participant's name. This event does qualify for use of AppState Community Service Leave. 

Barker Family Home Dedication (May 30th 2020)

The virtual dedication for the Barker home was held on May 30th at 2pm via Facebook Live! Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the Barkers and bless their new home. If you missed it or want to watch it again, you can view the dedication video on the App Builds a Home website or on our Facebook page.



Stay tuned for updates on the second year of App Builds a Home!


Contact Us

Make your one-time or monthly donation here

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Checks can be made out to Watauga Habitat for Humanity with "App Builds a Home" in the memo and mailed to:

P.O. Box 33 DTS

Boone, NC 28607

  • $10 = Three 2X4s
  • $25 = Bucket of Nails
  • $50 = Closet Shelving
  • $100 = Single Window
  • $150 = Door Locks
  • $200 = Front Door
  • $250 = Bath Vanities
  • $500 = Box of Roof Shingles
  • $750 = Driveway
  • $1000 = Paint Supplies

*In-kind donations are also welcomed! Email us at for more info!