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September 23, 2023 10:53 pm

Habitat celebrates home closing

Keonda Pearsall cuts the ribbon at the dedication of her Habitat for Humanity home.

GOLDSBORO — Habitat for Humanity Goldsboro-Wayne celebrated a new homeowner closing on her home.

Keonda Pearsall dedicated her new home April 28, then closed on the purchase May 3.

Also, Habitat’s Spring Women Build began last week, as work began at 607 Marshall Street in Goldsboro. Each year, the Women Build events are among Habitat’s most popular community engagement programs and this year was no different, with more than 60 ladies joining May 4-6. Participants began work finishing the floor system and beginning to build walls. Click here to visit Habitat’s Facebook page to see more photos from the week.

Habitat is holding Women Build again this fall, Sept. 21-23. The location is TBA, but will be in Wayne County. Go ahead and register today! Want to bring a large group out from your business, church or other organization? Just email

In the meantime, a Blessing of the Build ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, at 607 Marshall Street as we mark the beginning of construction on Griselda Avellaneda’s new home. Can’t make it? That’s OK. You can watch on Facebook.

Want to come build with Habitat but don’t want to wait for the next Women Build or other event? No problem!
Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesdays-Saturdays on construction sites in Goldsboro at 710, 708 and 706 N. Alabama Ave. and 607 Marshall St., as well as in Mount Olive at 327 Lee’s Country Club Road. Just contact Terri Taylor at or 919-736-9592 x3 to find out where we’re going to be on the day you want to come out!
Construction not your cup of tea? No worries! ReStore opportunities (124 E. Mulberry St., Goldsboro) also exist Tuesdays-Saturdays. Just contact Taylor for details.
In the meantime, fill out the volunteer waiver online and be one step ahead of the game! Volunteers must fill out a waiver every 12 months and when your contact information changes.
— From the Habitat for Humanity website