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Christmas Message from President Mike Deger

Another year has flown by and once again the holidays  are upon us. Each year they seem to come faster and  faster. The holidays are always a blessed gift at the end  of a long and busy year, and just in time to help us get  ready for 2018. This is a time to give thanks for all our blessings and make wishes for our futures.

Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta has much to be  thankful. First are the dedicated volunteers that include  board members, construction volunteers, and local  business that give of their time, expertise and products.  Board members work tirelessly to manage the  processes to assist needy families. Construction  volunteers bring their expertise and time to build the house. Local businesses provide lunches, construction  materials, and professional services.

Nothing would be possible without our generous  sponsors. The North Augusta community is blessed to have so many, willing to give so much, to raise up those in need and see that everybody deserves a decent place to live. Thank you sponsors! Your gifts have made our House # 18 possible and given  the Tyesha Simmons Family a great hand up to a  better life!

Thank you for making 2017 successful and I leave  you with a few wishes for 2018:

  • I wish you the joy of knowing that your chosen work has meaning and significance.
  • I wish you peace and a grasp of the reality.
  • I wish your patience and serenity in all things.
  • I wish you surprising, unexpected kindness, and goodness in abundant measure.
  • I wish you gentleness and self-control, and that others would see the face of God reflected in your life.
  • I wish you love – profound, embracing, all encompassing love – experienced fully and shared generously.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and warm wishes  for a brilliant New Year!

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Ground Breaking Ceremony for our 17th House

We broke ground for our 17th house on October 30th.  Attending sponsors included PotashCorp and First Baptist Church of North Augusta, as well as the Lori and Mark Rogers family, who graciously donated the property.   Refreshments were provided by Publix and Walmart in North Augusta.

We are proud of our new Partner, Brooke Cosnahan, who is already putting in sweat equity for her future home.

Cosnahan and Rogers families at the groundbreaking ceremony

Cosnahan and Rogers families at the groundbreaking ceremony

 

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Habitat for Humanity Surpasses One Million Families Served Worldwide

Global total includes more than sixteen families in North Augusta supported by Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta.

Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 1 million families—representing 5 million people in more than 70 countries—improve their living conditions since the organization was founded in 1976.

Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta contributed to this global effort to offer a hand up to more families in need of adequate shelter. Since 1998 HFHNA has served more than sixteen families through housing solutions by making new construction available.

“We are proud to have our Sponsors help us get our sixteenth home off the ground” says Tom Ellers, President of HFHNA. “Habitat for Humanity is pleased to be part of the effort to eliminate substandard housing,” said Gene Carline, Community Relations. “We would like to thank our sponsors and volunteers for their support as we continue to improve the North Augusta community.

After a late start, our cadre of volunteers has made tremendous progress towards the completion of house number 16. Once completed in early spring of 2015, HFHNA is poised to immediately begin work on house number 17.”

During its 2014 fiscal year, Habitat for Humanity served more than 300,000 families worldwide—including the current construction located at H & H Street in Belvedere. The table below provides a snapshot of Habitat’s global impact.

Habitat for Humanity families served in fiscal year 2014

U.S. and Canada   10,209
Latin America and the Caribbean 112,436
Europe, Middle East and Africa   98,873
Asia and the Pacific   91,756
Global total in fiscal year 2014 313,274

“We are delighted to achieve this incredible milestone and have seen the positive influence a stable home can have on families,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Because of a house, families have better access to health, financial security, education and employment opportunities. We want to continue building impact so that millions more people can have decent, safe places to live.”

Habitat’s global mission was made possible in fiscal year 2014 thanks to the hands and hearts of more than 2 million volunteers and the financial support of many generous donors. In addition to helping on Habitat build sites, volunteers also served as local board members, in Habitat ReStores and through affordable housing advocacy efforts.
To learn more information, view Habitat for Humanity International’s fiscal year 2014 annual report, “Because of This House…” which is now available: www.habitat.org/support/annual-report/2014.

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit hfhna.org

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House 15 Dedication

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Habitat For Humanity North Augusta’s 15th House

The dedication ceremony for house number 15 was held January 31, 2014. The ceremony took place at the home site at 2021 Towhee Street, North Augusta, SC. Our partner/homeowners for house 15 are Aaron and Brianne Brown and their children Janiyan, Makai , Aerial, Zariah and newest arrival AJ.

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Aaron, employed by Urban Outfitters in Trenton, SC where he and Brianne first met, has been working there for the past eight years. Brianne is now a homemaker raising their lovely children.

Twenty-three year old Brianne, originally from Pennsylvania, was raised in North Augusta with her three brothers and two sisters where she attended Second Providence Baptist Church. She and husband Aaron currently attend Bethel Covenant Worship Center.

Aaron was born and raised in Edgefield, SC and is 28 years old and has two sisters. God is the Head of their lives. They are a good “Christian Family Trying to Make It” as Brianne says. They were not looking for help from Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta. Fortunately, God intervened and someone came into their lives to bring them an application.

After careful review, the Browns were selected as our Partner Family. They are so thankful for everyone involved in the Habitat project. “We’ve been blessed!”

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