The Hammer, March 2018
Brooklynn Husmann watches the walls being raised on the 25th Anniversary House build - her future
home! Photo by Mike Kaneshige, USMC.
Now under construction:
the 25th Anniversary and Beaufort Bank Build homes
On three beautiful Spring afternoons this month, we raised the walls of the 25th Anniversary and Beaufort Bank Build homes at 904 and 906 Greene Street. Many thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors who came out to join in all the excitement. Special thanks to our Marine volunteers from the 1st Recruit Training battalion, to all our regular and dedicated volunteers and Board members, our 25th Anniversary House and Beaufort Bank Build Sponsors from: Ameris Bank, BB&T, Beaufort Realty Consultants, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, CBC National Bank, Kinghorn Insurance of Beaufort, Lowcountry Real Estate and Wells Fargo, our photographers: Charlotte, John, Joshua, Mike and Patrick, and to our Family Partners who all worked together to raise the walls on these two house builds that will become home to Natiema Fuller-Busby and Brandi Hussmann, pictured below.
In order to complete these two house builds before the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, we are following a tight construction schedule and we need the help of all our oriented construction volunteers. The construction week has been extended and is now: Tuesday through Friday, 8 am until noon and Saturdays 8 am until 2 pm. On Saturday, we take a break around noon and volunteers staying until 2 pm are asked to bring a packed lunch in order to maintain their energy.
In observance of Good Friday, there will be no construction on Friday, March 29th.
If you wish to volunteer in construction, please notify Lee, in the office, of which shift(s) you plan to work, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
25th Anniversary house build wall raising photo by Mike Kaneshige
For more pictures of the wall raisings and progress on the 25th Anniversary and Beaufort Bank house builds, see our facebook page
Pictured above: Neumann University Campus Ministry and below: Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Marshall University. Our two 2018 Collegiate Challenge groups.
Collegiate Challenge 2018
Our two Collegiate Challenge groups this year spent their Spring break weeks working alongside our volunteers, sponsors and Family Partners on the 25th Anniversary and Beaufort Bank Build Homes on Greene Street. We are extremely thankful to them for all the work they were able to accomplish and also to those who helped make these two exciting weeks possible. We would like to recognize the following for their generosity and fabulous support: Boondocks Restaurant, Bricks on Boundary, KC MIkes Smoking Brunswick Stew, The Beaufort Charities, The Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort, The Upper Crust, the congregations of St John's Lutheran Church, Sea Island Presbyterian Church and Waters Edge UMC, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity volunteers: Buddy Coleman, Jim Daniels, Dena Dardzinski, Pat Grasch-Carberry, Debbie Mattox, Sally Mayse, Kathy Paulik and Carlene Rogan.Thank you!
LowCountry Habitat is looking for new Family Partners. Help us spread the word.
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Birdies for Charity is like a walk-a-thon, but instead of donating per mile, participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the RBC Heritage presented by Boeing. Donors have the flexibility to pay in advance or to be billed after the tournament, or they may make a one-time donation.
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3 cent pledge = $39.00 total pledge
10 cent pledge = $130.00 total pledge
$1.00 pledge = $1,300 total pledge
All pledges must be made online
between January 1 and April 15. All pledges must be made payable and returned to the Heritage Classic Foundation no later than April 15. Money received after that date will be sent to the charity but not matched.
Please note the following pledge guidelines:
- A minimum flat donation is $25.
- A minimum per birdie pledge $.01 is required.
- A maximum per birdie pledge is $1.00.
- A maximum flat donation of $1,500 will be accepted.
In 2017, the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed $212,000 to local nonprofits thanks to the Birdies for Charity Program, pushing the total to $5.5 million since 2000!
As a Family Partner, Jasmine James made a great Lego Lady!
Volunteers needed for upcoming events
Our Lego booth will be at two more community events this Spring and we need volunteers to help. Typically we have two volunteer shifts to provide adequate cover.
Please email Lee at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in any of these fun events, or call the office:843-522-3500.
Egg Drop, Beaufort Academy
on March 31, 9 am-2 pm
Softshell Crab Festival, Paris Ave, Port Royal,
on April 14, 11 am-5 pm
We also need volunteers to help us at
The Sheldon Township Community Forum
on April 28, 8 am - 2 pm
Other Volunteer Needs
If you are interested in learning more or getting started with any of the opportunities below, please contact Lee in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 843-522-3500.
- ReStore Advisory Committee member
- Monday through Friday, 9am-1pm/1pm-5pm office volunteers for front desk cover, data-entry, and mailing our online book orders
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 am-noon construction volunteers
- Saturday 8 am until 2 pm construction volunteers
- Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am-noon ReStore merchandisers
- Tuesday through Thursday 7:30am-1pm warehouse craftsmen and painters
- Social media intern
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March 30 ♦ Good Friday, office closed ♦ no construction
March 31 ♦ Lego Build Booth at The Beaufort Academy Egg Drop
April 1 ♦ Easter Sunday
April 14 ♦ Soft Shell Crab Festival
April 14 ♦ Volunteer Orientation
April 26 ♦ Volunteer Role Appreciation Party 6-8 pm
April 28 ♦ Sheldon Township Community Forum, 8 am - 2 pm
May 1 ♦ Family Orientation Meeting 6 pm Brick Batptist Church
May 3 ♦ Family Orientation Meeting 6 pm Baptist Church of Beaufort
May 5 ♦ Family Orientation Meeting 10 am Lighthouse Christian Center
May 12 ♦ Volunteer Orientation
NEW EVENT! November 22 ♦ Turkey Trot 5K