Chapel Hill, NC (October 6, 2020) – When client Grubb Properties led an effort to sponsor the 300th home built by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, the Rivers Agency championed the project alongside them. The agency is contributing funding, and despite limited volunteers and increased safety protocols due to COVID-19, our Rivers team members are looking forward to swinging a hammer towards the effort.
This will be the 16th Habitat home to go up in the historic Northside neighborhood, a traditionally African American community which is bordered on its southern edge by Rosemary Street, right outside the agency’s front door. The sponsorship is helping support the Northside Neighborhood Initiative (NNI), a partnership of residents, the towns of Carrboro and Chapel Hill, UNC, Self-Help Credit Union and the Marian Cheek Jackson Center which seeks to conserve the unique character of the Northside neighborhood.
The Rivers Agency has called Chapel Hill home for over 25 years. “We’ve seen a lot of growth and change in Chapel Hill,” said agency Founder Lauren Rivers. “Much of that has been commercial space, and we feel it’s important to help maintain the residential nature of Northside. The neighborhood has matured into an eclectic mix of long-time residents, homeowners, renters and students, and Habitat has done a lot to grow and nurture the community. It’s an honor to be able to help with such a milestone project.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
Nearly 300 local families have been able to achieve and maintain homeownership through the work of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. Construction of Habitat homes is made possible in part by volunteer labor and donations of money and materials from local businesses, individuals, faith-based organizations and foundations. Qualified homebuyers are able to purchase the homes from Habitat through an affordable mortgage priced at less than 30% of family income, and must contribute 275 hours of sweat equity. For more information, please visit www.orangehabitat.org
About Rivers Agency
Rivers Agency is an advertising and design agency in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that has provided national and local clients with big ideas and world-class service since our founding in 1993. We specialize in creating marketing campaigns, brands, websites, catalogs and print materials that bring meaning, results and loyalty to our clients’ brands.
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