Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated the successful completion of the 5-year, $5 million Building a Way Home campaign. Building a Way Home enabled Habitat to triple the number of families served, acquire and develop land for 150 future Habitat houses, implement a Home Repair program, and expand the Habitat ReStore, office and warehouse space.
The celebration culminated with the unveiling of a donor recognition wall in the Habitat ReStore: a metalwork “quilt” created by local metal artist David Earl Tomlinson. Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is honored to be recognized with a quilt panel (bottom center) on this beautiful work of art. FANS partnered with Habitat in 2014 to help recruit donors and volunteers for construction of the Sweet Home Swannanoa house, one of 17 homes in Swannanoa’s new Habitat neighborhood in Beacon Village. Although FANS’ name appears on the quilt panel, the recognition really belongs to the many “friends and neighbors” in the Swannanoa Valley, whose generous donations of money and time helped make the Sweet Home Swannanoa house a reality. Thank you!