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Celebrating our Golden Hammer Volunteers

Annually, we award the Golden Hammer to all volunteers who have contributed 100 hours or more of volunteer service.

Listed are the Golden Hammer volunteers with the number of hours that they volunteered during 2016.

No matter how many hours you are able to volunteer - every volunteer makes a difference!

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Wells Fargo and Habitat Fort Mill Partnership

Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo team up to improve a veteran’s homes in
Paradise Neighborhood of Fort Mill, SC

Project supports national efforts to improve 100 homes with veterans across the country

York County, SC – June 13, 2017 – Habitat for Humanity of York County and Wells Fargo will joined forces on June 13 as part of national efforts to improve 100 homes alongside veterans. 

More than 30 Wells Fargo associates painted, landscaped and completed other home repairs for three veteran families.

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The Crisis of Affordable Housing

Matthew Desmond’s findings when researching his bestselling and acclaimed book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, surprised even him.

Among them: the sheer numbers of families being turned out of their homes; the high cost of shoddy apartments in the poorest neighborhoods; the extent of the physical and emotional toll on families, most of them women with children.

The effects of those trends go far beyond inadequate shelter, Desmond says. “I think that whatever we care about — whatever is our issue that keeps us up at night — a lack of affordable housing is going to be somewhere at the center of it.”

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Publix Partners with York County Habitat to Build Affordable Housing

York County, SC (February 17, 2017) – Publix Super Markets Charities contributed $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of York County to build an affordable home in partnership with a homebuyer in need of decent and affordable housing. Publix’s associates will partner with Meka and raise the walls of the first of four homes to be built by York County Habitat in 2017. Additionally, the affiliate will complete 40+ home repair projects as well.

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York County Habitat and The Home Depot Partners to Serve U.S. Military Veterans

York County, SC (February 6, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of York County is partnering with Home Depot to serve U.S. military veterans in York County. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair the homes of U.S. military veterans and their families. The initial project will serve Milford, a U.S. military veteran who served during the Vietnam War. A kickoff event will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM at Milford’s home, located at 207 Juniper Street in the Paradise community of Fort Mill.

In partnership with the veteran, Habitat repairs will include installation of new water and waste lines, installing new bathroom and kitchen fixtures including toilet, bathtub, sinks, a hot water as well as a new roof.  

Milford states, “ Habitat is a huge blessing, I am so grateful for the partnership with Habitat and all the good folks associated with this organization.”

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