On October 1, our affiliate will celebrate World Habitat Day by sending a Thrivent Builds Worldwide Global Village team to Mulanje, Malawi to build two homes alongside families with small children that are also providing a caring home for orphans. Please join us in praying for this team and the families they are building with in Malawi.
During 9/11, more than 80 officers from 5 departments across York County will measure, cut, nail and assemble walls to build an affordable home in partnership with a Habitat for Humanity homebuyer. The 9/11 Build Week will raise the walls of a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home for a single mom and her 3 children. Habitat homebuyers pay an affordable mortgage and put in 250 hours of sweat equity alongside other Habitat volunteers. Studies have revealed that children moving into a Habitat home had improved school participation, performance and attendance. Additionally, an affordable home provides the financial stability so that food, clothing and other essential needs of the children are met. We encourage you to follow the example of these law enforcement officers and be the difference children in our community need. Advocate, donate and/or volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and help build a place called home where children can grow and thrive.
We want to express our deep appreciation to, Coca-Cola, Comporium, Founders Federal Credit Union, Coroplast, Domtar, Williams & Fudge, and York Electric Cooperative for their generous support of our 30th Anniversary Build. This build is a celebration of all those volunteers, faith groups, businesses, civic and service organizations that have partnered with Habitat over the years. A debt of gratitude to these 7 community minded businesses and their employees for supporting affordable housing here in York County. A home dedication will be held on Thursday, June 28 at noon.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death and the passage of the Fair Housing Act, York County Habitat, along with affiliates across the country, is participating in the Beloved Community Build in collaboration with the King Center. Together pursuing justice, equal opportunity and love of fellow human beings, the Beloved Community Build is a reminder that every single one of us deserves a decent life and it’s up to us to make it happen. Our Beloved Community Build will bring together a diverse array of partners from across the county including law-enforcement agencies, NAACP chapters, faith communities, corporations and foundations. We invite you to join us as well and help build the #BelovedCommunity.
Did you know that 27% of South Carolina children live in poverty? Evidence-based research has shown that when families have stable, decent, accessible and affordable homes they are better able to find employment, achieve mobility and their children perform better in school. Homeownership leads to increases in graduation rates, children’s good health, net family wealth and decreases in children’s behavioral problems, reliance on government assistance, asthma and other health issues.