Habitat For Humanity (HFH) seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world. HFH International has helped build over 400,000 decent, affordable houses and served more than two million people around the world. The Presbyterian College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity works to build homes and fight poverty housing in the greater Laurens County community, and has completed over 20 homes.
The PC HFH team builds two houses during the academic year, one in Clinton and one in Laurens. The homes are built for low-income families who are carefully chosen by a committee. The houses are energy efficient and the payments are significantly lower than a normal house payment. Throughout the year, the team tries to spread the word about Habitat for Humanity.
“Being a part of the Habitat for Humanity team is a heart-warming experience getting to serve beside volunteers that put in tremendous amounts of effort to help other in need—it’s simply a beautiful sight to see the smiling faces of families entering their new home when it’s finished,” says coordinator Sarah Beth Eaton.
This fall, work days are November 1 and 15. A group will meet at the information booth between Smyth and Douglass at 8:15am.