Mothers And Daughters Team Up For Habitat For Humanity 2009: Newport Service

Mothers and daughters team up for Habitat for Humanity

NEWPORT – Service to others is high on the list of life lessons that Sara Simpson has worked to teach her children.
“I don’t think we were put here to be selfish we were put here to share our talents and share the gifts we have,” said Simpson, a Morehead City mother who believes in teaching by example. She and her daughter, Katie, a seventh-grader at Morehead City Middle School, spent Saturday working at a Habitat for Humanity house under construction in Newport. Working side-by-side with her daughter, Simpson planted and painted and did what she does every day: help her child grow into a caring, responsible, well-rounded person. “My main job is being a mom, and I think this is important,” Simpson said. “It’s part of teaching our children to be a responsible citizen.” Today is a day devoted to mothers, and an event this weekend in Carteret County showed just why they are deserving of the recognition. The Habitat for Humanity build in Newport was part of the National Women Build Week leading up to Mother’s Day. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, is an initiative that brings together women to learn construction skills that they can then use to build affordable homes.
The Simpsons and other mother/daughter teams from the Outer Banks chapter of National Charity League Inc. joined with other women volunteers to tackle tasks to finish the house being constructed by Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity. And they did it all to help another mom.

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