Lake Norman & Mooresville

Giving back

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Duke Energy

Toys for Tots: Employees at Duke Energy's McGuire Nuclear Station collected more than 200 bikes for Toys for Tots. They also collected helmets and hundreds of toys and games, which were picked up by the United States Marine Corps and donated to needy children.

Habitat for Humanity

Milestone: Habitat for Humanity surpassed its 400,000 house milestone during its most recent fiscal year. Since the nonprofit was founded in 1976, it's rehabbed, repaired or built new homes for more than 2 million people worldwide. Currently Our Towns Habitat is completing four new townhomes in Mooresville and will begin eight new homes in Cornelius in February. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1988 and has served 193 families in Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville. For more information visit

Habitat Youth volunteers: A group of youth volunteers building a house with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity was selected for a $4,000 matching grant from State Farm for its accomplishments in house building and fundraising. The volunteers are participants of Habitat for Humanity's Youth United program and are required to raise a matching amount. Out Towns Youth United Campus Chapters include North Mecklenburg High School, Pine Lake Preparatory Upper School, Lake Norman High School and Davidson College.

Toys for Tots

Toy donations: Caston Chiropractic Center will collect toy donations through Dec. 31 at 7476 Waterside Loop Road Suite 300, Denver. Toys will benefit the Lincoln County Marine Corps Toys 4 Tots Foundation. Details: 704-820-0147.