Herald-Journal: Single Mom, Formerly Homeless, to Become Homeowner
- May 12th 2018
Four years ago, when Cindy Johnson — the single mother of three teenage boys — started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, she never thought that home ownership would be a possibility for her. But Saturday, 17 women from Habitat will be putting the final touches on her new home on Bon Air Avenue, the site of this year’s Women Build Week event.
Herald-Journal: Pauline-Glenn Springs Students Send Meaningful Messages to Future Homeowner
- March 21st 2018
Hundreds of Spartanburg County’s youngest learners are playing a major role in the next Habitat for Humanity house to be built in the city of Spartanburg’s Northside neighborhood.
More than 430 students and several faculty members at Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary School gathered Tuesday morning in the school’s gymnasium to scrawl inspirational messages on wooden beams. The pieces will be used to build the Habitat home the school is raising funds to support.
Students used colorful Sharpies to write notes like “Let God be with you,” “I hope you love your house!” and “Have a great life,” accompanied by smiley faces and hearts.
Upstate Business Journal: AFL Raises Walls on Habitat Home
- January 23rd 2018
AFL prides itself on “making connections possible.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Duncan-based global manufacturer of fiber optic products connected one Upstate mother and her five children with their future home in Spartanburg County.
AFL, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, hosted a wall-raising ceremony for Crystal Thompson and her family at the construction site of their four-bedroom home at 182 Bon Air Avenue near Spartanburg Medical Center.
“AFL has a number of core values — nothing more important than giving back to the community,” said Kurt Dallas, executive vice president of cable and connectivity for AFL. “We are honored to participate with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg.”
Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary teams up with Habitat Spartanburg
- November 30th 2017
Even though they’re too small to hammer nails or install drywall, Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary School students will play a major role in the next Habitat for Humanity house in Spartanburg.
The home-building nonprofit agency and the school have partnered to build a home in Spartanburg, with construction tentatively set to begin next spring. It’s the first time an elementary school has sponsored and raised money for a Habitat Spartanburg house, said Lee Close, the agency’s executive director.
Habitat Spartanburg Builds 2 Homes in Drayton
- July 25th 2017
The construction of the two latest Habitat for Humanity homes is helping fulfill a vision of a mixture of new housing in the Drayton community.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom houses are at 549 and 553 Calvert St. on a vacant parcel of land that Habitat Spartanburg purchased from Pacolet Milliken.
Lee Close, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg, said the houses are in an ideal location because of their proximity to medical, educational and retail amenities.
Denny's Builds on the Northside
- October 15th 2015
Nearly 80 Denny’s employees and 18 Spartanburg Habitat volunteers wielding hammers, saws and paint rollers worked on three homes in the city’s Northside on Thursday.