Muffi Brown fundraising for Raise the Roof with Asheville Habitat's Women Build

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Please help me put a roof on the Stynka family’s home! I’m passionate about Habitat for Humanity, and I’m helping to raise $4,000 for a roof on the 2014 Women Build house.

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Our Purpose

A roof over your head. It’s something we take for granted. When the rain is pouring down or the scorching sun glaring on us, a roof offers us refuge from the elements. It’s the place under which our family gathers; where our children do their homework; where scents of dinner cooking on the stove fill our homes; where we sleep soundly at night.

Together, let’s raise the roof for the Stynka family! Everyone deserves a safe, warm place to live and a roof over their heads.

Meet the 2014 Women Build family:

The Stynkas

Rodika and Andrei Stynka are originally from Moldova. Rodika moved to Asheville about twelve years ago and Andrei arrived three years ago. They have two young sons.

Andrei loves his work as a mechanic for a trucking company. He laughed when discussing it during an application interview with Habitat’s Family Selection Committee when he remarked, “You know how some really love football or soccer? Well, that is how I love being a mechanic. I am very happy I get to do it every day.” Previously employed in housekeeping, Rodika now stays home to care for their children.

The Stynkas are currently living with family in an overcrowded situation. While seeking a place of their own, they were confronted with the high cost of housing in the area. They learned about Habitat after visiting some friends who recently purchased a home. Rodika said, “When we saw their beautiful home, we began questioning them about how they built it, where they bought it, how they installed such nice things. So many questions! We would not leave them alone. They told us all about Habitat, and how they could never have owned a home without it. I was waiting for the office to open the next morning so we could apply.”

Rodika and Andrei’s 3-bedroom/1.5-bath home will be located in Habitat's new subdivision in Swannanoa.

About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Women Build

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has welcomed 255 Buncombe County families to safe, decent and affordable houses since 1983. Habitat homes, which are Green Built North Carolina certified, are sold at no-profit to partner families who pay back a no-interest loan. The non-profit also offers a home repair program for low-income homeowners. Visit for more information.

The house for which we are fundraising will be Asheville Area Habitat's 9th Women Build house. Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) with one mission: to empower women to take action against substandard housing conditions. 95% of the Women Build house is built by women. Come build with us! Sign up to volunteer here.

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