Family of Five Celebrates New Beginning In Their Habitat Home
Clover, South Carolina (February 11, 2017)- Habitat for Humanity of York County will celebrate the construction of its 64th home with a dedication ceremony this Saturday, February 11 at 10 AM at 111 Alexander Street, Clover. The new homeowners, the White family will have the opportunity to thank all those who worked with them to reach this goal.
“Through this experience, I have gained another family, the Habitat family”, states Lisa, mother of the family of five. “There were many obstacles, but thanks to the love and support of the Habitat family, I am able to provide a safe and secure home for my children.”
At the same time the keys are being handed over, so too is a 30 year mortgage. “This is a zero interest mortgage and the monthly payments will go back into building more homes for qualified families”, states Tim Veeck, Executive Director. “Lisa has put in more than 250 hours of sweat equity working on her home and on the homes of other Habitat families which is a requirement for all Habitat homebuyers.”
The home, a Builders Blitz home brought together national and local sponsors as well as a number of volunteer groups. A total of 30 businesses and churches provided funding and volunteers. The goal of Habitat is to build strength, stability and self-sufficiency through homeownership. The support of many businesses, civic groups, faith partners and tremendous volunteer engagement allows Habitat to make homeownership affordable for qualified families in York County.
About York County Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people around the world construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat for Humanity of York County has partnered locally with 64 families through new home construction or rehabs and 77 families through home preservation projects.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
Ben Gair, Director of Development
Phone: 803-985-9244 or Cell: 716-997-7732