Construction of 16th Home Underway

Construction lead Ben Hills measures for the placement of the next joist.

Construction lead Ben Hills measures for the placement of the next joist.

Volunteer Coordinator Dan Webb ensuresall are signed in

Volunteer Coordinator Dan Webb ensures all are signed in

Before the ink had time to dry on the closing papers for the property at 101 H&H Street, Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta (HFHNA) volunteers cleared the lot, poured the foundation, and began installing the floor joints. This work has passed inspection, so construction will continue on most Saturday and Monday mornings from 9:00 to 1:30.

This home is being constructed for HFHNA’s partner family Toronda Weaver and her two children.  You’ll see Toronda on site most weekends providing the  “sweat-equity” required of HFH homebuyers.

Volunteers are encouraged to contact HFHNA or stop by the building site in Belvedere.  Come on Saturday, and you might just get lunch, courtesy of our many local restaurants.

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Papa Johns in North Augusta provided lunch

House 16 Groundbreaking

House 16 Groundbreaking

Rechelle Dallas, Chair-Elect, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce (left); Roy Kiser, Senior Adult Pastor, First Baptist Church of North Augusta; Fred Dohse, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Toronda Weaver, Partner/Homeowner, Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta (HFHNA); Amy McGhee, Community Relations, PotashCorp; Wayne Murphy (lot donor for HFHNA), Tom Ellers, President, HFHNA, gather for a groundbreaking ceremony in Belvedere, S.C. for Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta.

After months of unforeseen delays, HFHNA has started its 16th house!  The official ground breaking ceremony was held November 7, 2014. Representative from all five major sponsors attended:

PotashCorp
First Baptist Church of North Augusta
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Executive Partners
The Estate of Kathryn H. Murphy

Our Partner and future homeowner, Toronda Weaver and her two children were present, as were representatives from the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and the press.

Work has started on the house. Volunteers are welcomed to help out on Saturdays and Mondays from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm.  For more info, contact us.

HFHNA Booth at North Augusta Health Fair

Afternoon Crew at the Health Fair

Afternoon Crew at the Health Fair

Many thanks to everyone who had anything to do with the North Augusta Health Fair on Saturday February 22nd, of which Habitat was a big part.  We had many visitors to our booth and signed up several new volunteers!  We also had a few people request applications to become new homeowners.

Congratulations to Barbara Hawkins of North Augusta winner of the $50.00 gift certificate donated by French Market Grill at Surrey Center.  Barbara also signed up as a volunteer.  She was absolutely delighted!  Thank you again to everyone who participated. The event was a fantastic success!

PotashCorp Donates To Habitat For Humanity of North Augusta

Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta (HFHNA) will start construction of house number 16 this spring. Among the many supporters are corporations, such as PotashCorp. Pictured, from left, are Tom Ellers, President of HFHNA; Edmond Thomson, PotashCorp Plant Manager; Ceil Polk, PotashCorp Human Resources Manager and board member of HFHNA; and Don Evans, HFHNA Development Director.