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Weavers Grove, an Orange County Habitat for Humanity mixed-income development, undergoes construction on Sunrise Road on Monday, March 28, 2022.

Orange and Durham Habitat for Humanity receive $9.5 million donations

Both the Orange County and Durham County branches of Habitat for Humanity received $5 million and $4.5 million, respectively, in a donation from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, who was formerly married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Both affiliates will use the money to continue the expansion of affordable housing in their respective counties, according to the press release published by Habitat for Humanity.   “With $4.5 million, that’s the largest single contribution we’ve ever received,” Jim Belanger, interim CEO for Habitat for Humanity of Durham said. 

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