There are many misconceptions about Habitat for Humanity and the work we do. Some people think we give houses away. Others may think that Habitat’s work is done only in the U.S. when in fact Habitat for Humanity operates in nearly 70 countries around the globe. The problem in most of these countries is having the funding required to do the work they need to do. In order to help fund Habitat’s work overseas, each U.S. affiliate is asked to tithe a portion of their funding to help fund work in other countries.
If you’ve ever been to the Habitat Cabarrus offices you’ve probably met Katie Page. She is one of those people you notice. She’s rather quiet but radiates a presence of calm competence.
She has served Habitat Cabarrus as the Resource Development Director for the past 3 years, but assumed the role of executive director on March 31, 2017, replacing former ED Dave Zablotny who will stay with Habitat in an advisory role through June.
Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County was created to serve as part of a solution to a housing need in Cabarrus County. Inspired by a presentation regarding Habitat for Humanity’s work in Charlotte, Reverend Jim Holderness and an Elder Dr. Peter Chikes of First Presbyterian Church in Concord reached out to community members to discuss forming a Habitat affiliate in Cabarrus County.