March 16, 2017
In 2016, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County built ten homes, repaired and weatherized 13 additional homes, and operated three ReStores, all with the support of donors and volunteers to fulfill their mission. On March 8, Habitat Greenville honored those individual and corporate donors and volunteers who have gone above and beyond during the past year.
The organizations honored for their extraordinary dedication to Habitat Greenville include Furman University Shi Center for Sustainability, named the Organizational Donor of the Year for their partnership in weatherizing and repairing homes with Habitat Greenville. Bon Secours St. Francis Health System was honored as the Corporate Donor of the Year, for their commitment to building ten homes with Habitat Greenville, as well as their support of the Grace Point capital campaign. The Nimble Thimble Quilters Guild was named Volunteer of the Year, for their work designing and creating handmade quilts for each member of a Habitat family.
Individuals honored for their contributions to Habitat Greenville include Kip and Kim Miller, named Individual Donor of the Year for their leadership giving to the Grace Point capital campaign. Additional individual honorees include Leroy Elhers, ReStore Hero Award; Karen Gagne, Family Ambassador Award; Kevin Davidson, Battered Hammer Award; Andy Douglas, Strong Foundation Award; and Clarence Kegler and Art Baiden, Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The 2016 volunteers who accumulated 100 or more service hours in 2016 were also honored at the event.
“Habitat Greenville is truly built on the service of our dedicated donors and volunteers,” said Monroe Free, Habitat Greenville President & CEO. “More than 1,900 donors gave, and over 2,700 individuals volunteered in our homebuilding, weatherization and home repair programs, and at the ReStores last year. Without them, we would be unable to accomplish our mission. We are deeply grateful for their support.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Through construction of affordable homes, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville enables Greenville families to build strength, stability and self-reliance. Habitat Greenville received the Greenville Chamber’s Neighborhood Improvement Award in 2015, and was recognized with the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award, given by the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Chartered in 1985, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of more than 335 homes. In recognition of its financial health, accountability and transparency, Habitat Greenville has received 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator. Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.
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