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Habitat for Humanity - Macon/Jackson County

Contact: For construction: John Wert, Outreach Director
For ReStore: Debby Westerman, ReStore Director
Rick Westerman, Executive Director
Address: 1843 Old Murphy Road
Franklin, NC 28744
Phone Number: John Wert: 828.371.5442
Debby Westerman:
Fax Number: 828-349-0590
Email Address: John Wert:
Website Address:
Office Hours:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Directions: The affiliate office is located on Old Murphy Road in Franklin. Take Hwy 441 to Franklin, then continue following the road when it becomes Hwy. 64. Approximately half a mile after the Georgia Road/Atlanta exit, turn right onto Sloan Road. At the T intersection, turn left. The affiliate office is 1/3 of a mile ahead, on the right. The Franklin ReStore is located at 56 West Palmer Street. Take Hwy. 441 toward Franklin, then exit onto 441 Business, toward downtown. As you go through downtown, the road will become one-way. Turn left onto Porter Street, just before the road becomes two-way again. Take the next left onto Palmer St, and the store will be ahead on your left.

The Sylva ReStore is located at 1315 W Main Street, between Sylva & Dillsboro. Follow Hwy. 107 through downtown Sylva. The store is in a large metal warehouse, just past Mark Watson Park

Agency Description: Habitat for Humanity partners with families in need to build decent, affordable housing, and to provide home repairs. Houses are built with all volunteer labor, sold to families with no profit, and financed at no interest. Macon/Jackson Habitat also maintains thrift stores in Sylva and Franklin. Profits from the thrift stores help fund construction projects.
Training: Any necessary training will be provided on site.
Time Commitment: As much or little as you are able to provide.
Skills, Experience, and
Special Requirements:
No experience necessary. Interest in working with others to help the community and serve families.
Volunteer Involvement: Volunteers on construction projects can help with a variety of tasks, depending on the project. Some examples are demolition, roofing, insulation, and building wheelchair ramps. Volunteers at the thrift stores can help with cleaning, sorting donations, and similar tasks.
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