POST AND COURIER: $90K in donations boosts Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg homebuilding
- October 27th 2021
Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg received more than $90,000 in September and October. The organization received $40,000 from Bank of America, enough to fund half of a home that is expected to be built in the fall of 2022. Habitat budgets an average of $80,000 for every home it builds. More than $50,000 was also raised during the annual Billy L. Painter Memorial Golf Tournament.
GOUPSTATE PHOTO GALLERY: Former NFL star Warrick Dunn surprises Drayton family
- August 4th 2020
Former NFL star Warrick Dunn surprised a family by fully furnishing their new Habitat for Humanity home, in Spartanburg, Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020. The new Habitat family signed closing papers and moved into their new Habitat home, located in the Drayton community, Tuesday.
GOUPSTATE: Former NFL star Warrick Dunn furnishes Spartanburg family's Habitat for Humanity home
- August 4th 2020
A Habitat homeowner wiped away a tear and placed her hand on the shoulder of her 13-year-old son as former NFL star turned philanthropist Warrick Dunn prepared to hand her the key to her new home on Tuesday. She became the latest recipient of a new house through Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg and received an enormous surprise when learning she was the first South Carolina resident to receive an additional gift through Warrick Dunn Charities.
Habitat Spartanburg Earns Charity Navigator’s Coveted 4-Star Rating
- October 3rd 2019
Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg’s strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability have earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars for the fourth consecutive year. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
GAFFNEY LEDGER: RAISING THE WALL
- September 30th 2019
Habitat for Humanity Spartanburg and Cherokee affiliates held a wall raising ceremony Thursday for a collaborative build effort taking place in Chesnee, S.C. The partnership is the first of its kind between Spartanburg and Cherokee. The home is being funded by the J.M. Smith Foundation, BMW, Broad River Electric Charities, United Way of the Piedmont and the Timken Foundation.
GOUPSTATE: Upcycling Artists turned donated items into works of art
- September 22nd 2019
Artists from across the Upstate were presented with a challenge -- find a piece of furniture at the Habitat ReStore in Spartanburg and turn it into a work of art. The 52 pieces of exhibited artwork of upcycled donated furniture were later unveiled at the Upcycled Art Show June 20 at the Events at Drayton Mills.
GOUPSTATE: Elusive Dream
- September 15th 2019
Bryan Grady knows there's more than 8 billion reasons for state leaders to take a long look at improving the affordability of housing in South Carolina. "There's not even close to enough affordable housing to go around," said Grady, chief research officer for SC Housing. "And when people are struggling to afford a place to live, that leads to all kinds of other problems."
GAFFNEY LEDGER: Habitat affiliates team up for collaborative build
- September 4th 2019
Habitat for Humanity of Cherokee and Spartanburg counties are teaming up to build a house that a deserving, low-income family will soon be able to call home. The home will be located on South Cash Avenue in Chesnee, which straddles the Spartanburg/Cherokee County line.