NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – A new project by Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is hoping to improve one area of New Bern.

The non-profit plans to build 12 affordable homes in the Pembroke area. Rose MacNeal is the vice president of the board of Habitat for Humanity. She explained the mission of the project and its community goal.

“Well it’s a great opportunity because it helps build community and helps improve the neighborhoods and create stability in the neighborhoods, which is very important, especially in this area,” said MacNeal.

MacNeal said they hope to start on another Pembroke property in March in collaboration with local churches in the area. She added they are always looking for volunteers and encourage those who are interested to reach out.

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