UNC Health Care partners with Habitat for Humanity

A few days ago I had a great experience ? I got to hammer a bunch of nails at a house we are helping to build for one of our co-workers. This is part of a Habitat for Humanity effort here in Chapel Hill.

The home will be owned by UNC Health Care employee Felicia Weaver. By the time the home is completed, Felicia will have given more than 300 hours of her sweat equity to the construction of this home and others like it.

UNC Health Care is sponsoring the home's construction as part of its Commitment to Communities program. Launched during the summer of 2009, Commitment to Communities is designed to enhance and expand our outreach to our communities both local and statewide.

More than 300 of our employees have volunteered to work on the construction site and hundreds more have purchased T-shirts to support the project.

Construction began on the home in early March and should be completed in mid-June.

I came away from our time of working together with a great feeling of contribution and satisfaction ? and just as importantly, I didn't fall off the roof!

Take a look at these pictures —

The house will be a part of Phoenix Place, a subdivision of 50 green-certified homes within the Rogers Road community in Chapel Hill. Phase 1 of the construction will include 17 houses, 14 of which will be owned by UNC or UNC Health Care employees.

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