Habitat For Humanity accepts grant from Pee Dee Realtor Association
The Pee Dee Realtors presented a grant check to Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity on Dec. 9. Grants from the SCR Realtor license plate “Homeownership, the American Dream” fund were recently presented to five Habitats across South Carolina. This grant will be helpful when Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity begins building their next partner family home in the Pointe South subdivision in the Spring of 2016.
Jessica Brown, executive director for Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity, accepted the award from Sandy Gaskins, 2015 PDRA President of the Pee Dee Realtors Association, along with Renee Yarborough, Habitat Board member and Mitch Hodge, 2016 PDRA President. “We are excited about this partnership, and look forward to more opportunities to work together in the future” said Jessica Brown.
Nancy Ferguson, chief executive officer with Pee Dee Realtor Association said, “As realtors, our members strive to protect and preserve homeownership and private property rights, so there’s a natural connection between the Pee Dee Realtor Association and our local Habitat for Humanity.
The Association was glad to assist with this grant and we look forward to continuing our partnership with them.” Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 1991 by concerned citizens of Florence who wanted to eliminate poverty housing in the community.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Their vision is to have a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 6.8 million people in more than 70 countries build strength, stability and independence through improved housing and affordable homeownership.
During its 2015 fiscal year, Habitat for Humanity served more than 1.8 million people through home construction, incremental construction, rehabilitation, repairs or increased access to improve shelter through products and programs. To become a volunteer with Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity contact Wanda Fields at 843-665-1624.