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GOUPSTATE: Pauline-Glenn Springs students leave words of encouragement at Habitat house

GOUPSTATE: Pauline-Glenn Springs students leave words of encouragement at Habitat house - March 20th 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. read more


GOUPSTATE PHOTO GALLERY: Children help to build future Habitat House

GOUPSTATE PHOTO GALLERY: Children help to build future Habitat House - March 20th 2018

Students at Pauline-Glenn Springs Elementary School. including fourth-grader Merrin Fowler, write inspirational messages on studs that will be used to build a Habitat for Humanity home, at the school in Pauline, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018. More than 400 students participated in the event for the Habitat home, that the students are also raising funds to support. read more


GOUPSTATE: Pauline-Glenn Springs to assist on Spartanburg Habitat house

GOUPSTATE: Pauline-Glenn Springs to assist on Spartanburg Habitat house - 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. read more


UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Duncan-based AFL raises walls of Habitat home in Spartanburg

UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Duncan-based AFL raises walls of Habitat home in Spartanburg - September 6th 2017

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. read more


GOUPSTATE: Habitat for Humanity Building Two Homes in Drayton Community

GOUPSTATE: Habitat for Humanity Building Two Homes in Drayton Community - 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. read more


UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance raises walls of a new Habitat home

UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance raises walls of a new Habitat home - March 17th 2017

A group of Spartanburg residents put aside their differences of faith Thursday to bring new development to one of the city’s most important neighborhoods. Members of the Spartanburg Interfaith Alliance raised the walls of a new home their organization is building in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg at 257 E. Hampton Ave. in the South Converse Street neighborhood. read more


UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Wells Fargo associates raise wall of Habitat home in Spartanburg

UPSTATE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Wells Fargo associates raise wall of Habitat home in Spartanburg - August 9th 2016

A broad smile crept across Tekesha Baker’s face as Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg volunteers lifted one of the walls of her new home into place Tuesday. The working mother of two moved to the city a few months ago from Tallahassee, Fla. She hopes the house at 207 Bon Air Ave. will give her a safe, stable place to raise her son, Jacqurius, 14, and daughter, Tyreyonna, 12. “We are very excited,” Baker said. “It’s a good feeling. I just want to say thank you to everyone. Words can’t really express how much this means to us.” read more


GREENVILLE NEWS: BMW Habitat house marks new partnerships

GREENVILLE NEWS: BMW Habitat house marks new partnerships - June 23rd 2016

In celebration of the company’s 100th anniversary, BMW Group has invested three months of volunteer work and $70,000 to build a new home in the American home it’s known since 1994. Associates from the plant near Greer joined in the first partnership between Habitat for Humanity organizations in Greenville County and Spartanburg to help construct and fully fund a house in Greer for Catherine Lee, a single mother of two who invested 200 hours of her own sweat equity to go with 25 hours of homeownership-preparation classes through Habitat’s program. read more

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