A Worthy Upgrade: HBA Remodelers Council Enhances Kitchen at Raleigh Shelter

A Worthy Upgrade: HBA Remodelers Council Enhances Kitchen at Raleigh Shelter

5212529In 2012 the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County is committed to various charity and community service events as a way to support homeownership. So when the opportunity arose for the organization’s Remodelers Council to contribute to a worthy cause — upgrading the kitchen at the New Bern House, part of the Helping Hand Mission — the choice was an easy one.

The New Bern House is a 9,200-square-foot transitional home and food shelter that serves an average of 100 to 300 meals per day to both its residents and those hurt by economic conditions. Time and years had left its kitchen with holes in the floors and walls, minimal working appliances, limited storage, and an uncomfortable work space. So last fall, the council gave the mission house a significant kitchen upgrade.

“The New Bern House provides a family with stability during times of uncertain transition,” says Nathan “Doc” Harley, Ph.D., assistant director of Helping Hand Mission. “We can house up to 65 residents, where most are small families, so the kitchen plays a vital role in this facility both for our residents and the homeless, who we also serve.” Read More

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