Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity celebrates 40th build
Site preparations are underway for LowCountry Habitat for Humanity’s 40th build in northern Beaufort County since its inception in 1990. In celebration, a site blessing and volunteer appreciation picnic are scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2013. At 11:30 a.m., volunteers, donors, partner families, and friends will meet at 916 Lafayette Street, Beaufort for a site blessing. Immediately following, a volunteer appreciation picnic will be held in the Pigeon Point Park.
“We’ve had a break in construction this summer while waiting for a grant to be processed, and our regular volunteers are anxious to get back to work,” said Brenda Dooley, Executive Director of LowCountry Habitat for Humanity. “It’s great to be starting this new house, as well as having land, families and ongoing fundraising efforts in line to keep right on building here in Pigeon Point and over at Mint Farm. It’s very exciting to see an empty lot transform into a family’s dream come true,” she added.
Through donations of money and materials and volunteer labor, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is able to build this home and sell it at an affordable price. The new homeowners will purchase the home with a no-profit loan and their monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat houses for more families in need in northern Beaufort County.
“The residents at Cat Island were proud to help raise funds to build this house.” said Susie Gombocz, Habitat board member and participant on the Cat Island fund raising committee. “And, now we’re looking forward to helping build alongside the future homeowners. In just a few short months, we’ll be here to dedicate their new home,” she added.
For more information on this event, volunteer opportunities, or build sponsorships, please call the Habitat office at (843) 522-3500
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