12 Oct Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Build Lowcountry Hope
Along with cooler days and longer nights, October brings the celebration of World Habitat Day to our LowCountry Habitat for Humanity affiliate. LowCountry Habitat operates “by locals, for locals,” relying on area volunteers alongside future Habitat homeowners to impact families and the Beaufort community. The backbone of LowCountry Habitat is the individuals and community groups who regularly participate in the many and varied volunteer opportunities Habitat offers.
LowCountry Habitat marked World Habitat Day by honoring our wonderful volunteers who not only hammer nails and paint walls, but also build handmade outdoor furniture, collect donations, stock and staff the ReStore, organize and sell books through ReStore ReReads, answer office phones, raise funds and awareness at community events, serve on committees and the executive board, and partner to support future homeowners.
Special thanks to our event sponsor, Rudy Bishop of Thrivent Financial. The Volunteer Committee, Family Partners and friends helped Habitat Staff set up the festive Fall Carnival-themed party at the Dataw Pavillion on October 5th.
Master Finisher Volunteer Barbara Dittmer received a special gift in recognition of her 1361 volunteer hours during fiscal 2017: a golden book containing a booklover’s pendant. Barbara has volunteered with LowCountry Habitat for almost 11 years; she heads the ReStore ReReads department at the ReStore and is a regular Thursday morning ReStore cashier.
In fiscal year 2017, LowCountry Habitat involved more than 300 volunteers who worked over 12,250 hours to build a more safe and secure Lowcountry. Certificates of recognition were presented to all Volunteers who contributed at least 24 hours during the fiscal year.
LowCountry Habitat for Humanity truly values the support we receive from all our volunteers. You are the backbone of our organization. Through faithful contributions of time, we are able to move closer to our goal of eliminating substandard housing in northern Beaufort County.