The Power of Volunteering

The mission and vision of Habitat Spartanburg could not be fulfilled without the generous contribution of our volunteers.

Volunteers that serve on the construction site and ReStore lowers the cost of each home mortgage, making it possible for families to afford decent housing on a low income.

Highlighting January         Volunteer Groups:

Bank of America

Youth Build

USC Upstate Golf Team

USC Upstate Impact Club

USC Upstate BSL Club

Converse Volleyball Team

Converse Softball Team

Highlighting December         Volunteer Groups:

Access Health

USC Upstate

Gibbs International

Advance America

Converse College

Contec, Inc.

Roebuck Fire District

Highlighting Elite Volunteers

Construction Site:

1000+ Hour Volunteers:

Rice MacFie

Charlene Lyle

Marilyn Hollifield

Pat McAbee

David White

Randy Hurteau

500+ Hour Volunteers:

David Bowdish

Bob Page

ReStore:

1000+ Hour Volunteers:

Suzanne Bosse

Matthew Gossett

Joe Mattison

500+ Hour Volunteers:

Deborah Stevenson

James Green

Pat and Jim Sawyers

John Murphy

Mitchell Hurst Allen

James W. Mullen

Walter Cope

 

 

" Morrisette as a company felt like Habitat would be a good organization to partner with. We have six locations across 3 states and Habitat has a presence in all of those areas. Morrisette loves being able to vie back to the communities in which we are based. And selfishly it is always a great day working with fellow employees outside of work and helping others, which ALWAYS turns out as us 'feeling' like we are the recipients of the help!"

-Steve Thomas, Morrisette Paper, Duncan

 

" Habitat for Humanity is a natural fit for LifeSong Church. When God brought us the opportunity to partner with Habitat on a build, our partners immediately responded. People are coming together on this project, each using their unique talents to serve others in a tangible way, and having fun in the process! We're seeing parents serving with their teenage children, ladies lifegroups signing up to volunteer together, husbands and wives teaming up and a big group of our youth tackling landscaping. It is exciting to see our people engaging in the mission--and loving it" 

-Elena Bowling, LifeSong Church

 

"I enjoy volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for many reasons. Helping someone achieve the dream of homeownership is very rewarding on its own. I also like to volunteer with my fellow team members which makes it a great team building opportunity. We get to interact in a very different type of setting in comparison to our normal work surroundings. The staff is very easy to work with and I am always learning something new. At the end of the day, we are always amazed at the work we were able to complete."

-Ethan Burroughs, Wells Fargo Bank

 

"I volunteer because it feels so great to help create a house for someone to turn into a real "home". Besides, it keeps me active and it's FUN!!"  

-Charlene Lyle

 

"I was looking for a place to volunteer and saw an ad on TV. I love volunteering at the ReStore because I can volunteer everyday for a company that actually helps the community. The staff at Habitat are very friendly, patient, and it's obvious they are a Christian organization. They feel like family when I am here and volunteering makes me feel good to help others."

-Suzanne Bosse

 

"Working on the construction of a home for Habitat was on my bucket list."

-Kristyn McGraw

 

"I feel that the life lessons that are learned on your worksites will help to shape our students into involved and caring citizens. The confidence each student gains each time we work could not be taught anywhere else."

-Johnny Breitenbach, SCSDB

 

"I feel like I can do anything at my house now that I have been volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg for several years."

- Marilyn Hollifield

 

"My exposure to Habitat for Humanity was initiated through Denny's, my employer. Our desire is to make a difference in the community. The relationship we have with Habitat has been mutually beneficial for both parties. By hosting the homeowners for a house dedication on our campus, this allows our employees to associate a house with a family with a greater appreciation for the needs of the community. In addition, I believe in the Habitat mission and vision of providing decent, affordable housing for families in need."

-Wally Harris, 2014 Board Member

 

"We started volunteering to have something to do. We have come to know that volunteering in the ReStore has become something we look forward to each week. The Habitat Spartanburg staff really believe in their mission of providing affordable, decent housing for deserving families and this has been the best place we have served as a couple."

-Debbie and Allen Stevenson
 

 

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