Janie Livingston was honored with a Mortgage Burning ceremony on December 7, 2013. As Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta’s first mortgage payoff, she represents a noteworthy success story. Janie submitted an application in January 1997, when she worked at Bi-Lo. At the time her son was two years old and was trying to begin a new life for herself and her son. She has done just that. She has worked herself up the ladder from the Bi-Lo job to her current position as the Credit & Collections Manager for Morris Visitor Publications (a division of Morris Communications). She successfully raised her son, now a freshman attending the College of Charleston. In 2004, she married Bernard Livingston, Jr. and now she owns her own home, free of any mortgage. Janie planned early on to make double payments when she could afford it. Janie has been Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta’s true success story and a model homeowner. Janie is also an active participant in Relay for Life of North Augusta and will be walking in a fund raiser on Friday, May 9, 2014. “It’s amazing to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Somebody close to me may be one of them,” she said recently.
FORT GORDON GIVES BACK
The graduating class at the Warrant Officer Advanced Training Cycle at Fort Gordon gave back to the community that has been their temporary home for the past several months. Each wanted to show their appreciation for the fine Southern hospitality they have received from the surrounding area residence.
These dozen men and women not only achieved their military training goals during their stay, they also contributed to the CSRA by donating close to 400 hours of their personal time and labor by becoming value added “members” of Habitat for Humanity North Augusta’s construction team. August 24 was the last Saturday for Fort Gordon WOAC 255N 003-13 at the site. They have been a great asset to North Augusta Habitat for Humanity and they will be missed as construction continues. Their selfless efforts as temporary residents of the CSRA added significantly to our progress and we want to thank them all and wish them continued success as they return to their respective military assignments.