Pat Stueck: Making a Difference
Habitat Rabun’s 2020 President Pat Stueck wants to make a difference here in her community. She has sought to contribute and better the community in the following ways:
housing for low-income families
feeding people who are food insecure
increasing adult and childhood literacy
“I have volunteered for five years at the Food Bank in Clayton and served on the Rabun County Library Board of Trustees,” said Stueck. “I am now honored to be a part of Habitat for Humanity of Rabun County. It is so rewarding to see the difference it makes in the life of a family when they have safe, affordable housing. I believe in Habitat!”
“Those houses are built for low-income families living in unsafe, dilapidated, or unaffordable housing. The housing we provide strengthens the family unit,” Stueck said.
If Habitat Rabun didn’t exist here, families and Rabun County would suffer. “Families find better health, financial freedom, independence, and stability and security that they can’t achieve without a helping hand. We give them a hand up not a handout! Habitat Rabun improves the quality of life for families and communities.”
There is a place for everyone to help at Habitat Rabun. Stueck offers several ways people can join in the fight to improve affordable housing options here.
Volunteer at the build site and help in any way you can to build a Habitat house
Volunteer at the ReStore which provides funds to build a house
Serve on the Habitat Board and/or on one of our committees
Participate in our annual fundraisers
Stueck was born and raised in Queens, New York City. She met her husband of 53 years, Bill, in undergraduate school in Massachusetts. They have two adult children: Todd and Kendra. Bill is a retired UGA professor and she is a retired high school principal. Their family likes to hike, snow ski, cook, read, and travel.
“We always said we would retire to Rabun County and the mountains of Georgia. It is one of our favorite places and we are blessed to wake up here every day.”
If Habitat Rabun didn’t exist here, families and Rabun County would suffer. “Families find better health, financial freedom, independence, and stability and security that they can’t achieve without a helping hand. We give them a hand up not a handout!"