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York County Habitat joins global observance of World Habitat Day

York County, October 3, 2016 — On the first Monday in October, Habitat and its partners will advocate for better shelter around the world by taking part in the U.N.-designated annual World Habitat Day. Town of Fort Mill Mayor Guynn Savage will present a proclamation in recognition of the work of Habitat for Humanity in our community. The proclamation will be presented on Monday, October 3 at 1:30 PM at the Town Hall in the Council Chambers.

Habitat for Humanity and World Habitat Day is designed to bring attention to the need for adequate housing here in York County. Habitat is operating in 1400 communities across the U.S. and in 70 countries around the world.

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York County Habitat Celebrates National Philanthropy Day

York County, November 15, 2016 — Habitat for Humanity of York County will hold a reception to celebrate and honor the generosity of individuals, businesses, faith communities, civic and service organizations on Tuesday, November 15 from 5PM - 7PM at St. Philip Neri, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill.

National Philanthropy Day is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world.

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day® (NPD)—November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities.

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Wells Fargo Contributes $80,000 to York County Habitat to Build New Home

wells fargo imageYork County, SC (July 25) – Wells Fargo recently contributed $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of York County to build a new home in partnership with a family in need of decent, affordable housing. Wells Fargo team members will help Darlene and her three family members raise the walls of their future home as part of the 2016 Wells Fargo Build. Wells Fargo associates will kick off construction on July 25 and a House Blessing will be held Friday, July 29 at 9:00 AM at 341 Walnut St. in Rock Hill.

Wells Fargo has supported Habitat for Humanity of York County for several years.

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Habitat for Humanity at Work in Clover

critical cloverClover, S.C. – (August 11, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity of York County has launched its 2016 work in Clover in partnership with 5 families and multiple faith groups, businesses and civic organizations. Habitat volunteers will complete 4 home repair projects and build a new home with Ms. Lisa and her 4 school-aged children. Through a national partnership with Thrivent Financial, Clover area churches are partnering with Habitat to complete the 4 home repair projects.  These faith partners include Bowling Green Presbyterian Church, Oakdale Presbyterian, Clover Presbyterian, Allison Creek Presbyterian, New River Community Church and First United Methodist Church of Clover. Habitat is looking for additional faith partners, businesses and civic organizations that seek to make an impact in Clover and help expand its home repair efforts.

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