What's New & Exciting at LowCountry Habitat for Humanity? Read all about it in The Hammer, August 2016
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                                               The Hammer, August 2016
 
 
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In the Fall of 2014, the ReStore celebrated its 10th Anniversary by hosting an UpCycled Art Auction Event that raised half the monies needed for the ReStore House.  
 
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An UpCycled Art Auction is a celebration of local and regional craftsmen who have repurposed, recycled, reclaimed or reimagined materials to create art. This year we are hosting a second UpCycled Art Auction on September 17, 2016 at The Shed in Port Royal to raise $30,000.00 to complete the sponsorship for the ReStore House, which will become the Johnson Family Home.
 
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The Johnson Family, left to right: Orlando, Landyn, Robert, Orlando Jr. Lanonyah, Saniyah, & Crystal
Photographs by Eat Sleep Play Beaufort.


It will truly be a wonderful celebration featuring food, fun and fellowship for all!

Sponsored by

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Eat Sleep Play Beaufort
Lowcountry Weekly
Morningside Assisted Living
PickleJuice Productions
Rotary Club of the Lowcountry

TICKETS ARE $35.00 AND ARE  AVAILABLE HERE!

Also on sale at the ReStore Thursday through Saturday, 10am - 5pm
 
 

 

More to Celebrate!

Friends of Callawassie

Pictured above: Kathy Jones, President, Friends of Callawassie and Chet Houston, Executive Director, LowCountry Habitat for Humanity. Below: Check presentation from Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. Photos by Janie Lackman.

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LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce that LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is the recipient of generous grants from
Bank of America
Friends of Callawassie Island,  
Junior Service League of Beaufort
and Merrill Lynch

We thank each of these organizations for their fantastic support!

 

In Appreciation of our wonderful volunteers
Save-the-Date!

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LowCountry Habitat for Humanity appreciates all the volunteers who contribute their time and talent to help bring people together to build homes, communities and hope in northern Beaufort County. 

A newly formed Volunteer Committee is working to improve our volunteer recognition and appreciation process. A Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast is planned for World Habitat Day on Monday October 3rd, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am, at the ReStore. 

In tribute to World Habitat Day, we request that volunteers bring a clean and gently used toy to donate to the first annual ReStore Toy Sale, which will be held on Saturday October 15th.

Volunteers may also donate canned foods which we will take to stock Help of Beaufort's food pantry.

Invitations will be emailed soon. 
 

Volunteer Role of Honor

July is the beginning of a new fiscal year at LowCountry Habitat for Humanity and a great time to begin a new monthly recognition of our wonderful volunteers, based on the number of volunteer hours served. Hours will accrue through the fiscal year, so that by June 2017 this spot should fill the entire column!

Volunteer Role of Honor
as at July 31, 2016


A Very Special Thank you to our Ground Breaker Volunteers
for accumulating 24 volunteer hours 

Bob Cummins, Warehouse
Austin Diemont, ReStore & Construction
Suzanne Green, ReStore
Dwayne Pingston, ReStore
Ray Shankweiler, Warehouse

Hammer Volunteers
for accumulating 50 volunteer hours

Robb Alexander, Warehouse
Kevin Conroy, Warehouse
Charlotte Cook, Warehouse
Jennifer Duke, ReStore
Milton Lawrence, Warehouse
Beth Patterson, ReStore
Roger Talmage, Warehouse

Hard Hat Volunteers
for accumulating 100 volunteer hours

Barbara Dittmer, ReStore

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity thanks all our volunteers for everything they do to help us in our mission to end poverty housing in northern Beaufort County.


Help us spread the word about volunteering with LowCountry Habitat

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Volunteer orientation meetings have been scheduled for 10 am at the office on the following Saturdays: September 10 and October 15.

Meetings are 45 minutes to an hour. No RSVP is required. We have many open volunteer opportunities to suit all types and talents...and we have fun!

 
 
Current Volunteer Needs

If you have already attended Orientation please consider these current volunteer opportunities.
  • ReStore Truck Driver Assistants to help load donations on and off the truck.
  • ReStore Receivers and Merchandisers to receive donations and prepare items for the sales floor.
  • Event Staff at The UpCycled Art Auction on the evening of Saturday September 17th. Please note that volunteers are required to purchase a ticket to the UpCycled Art Auction.
  • ReStore​ReReads needs volunteers to help at the Library Sale on Saturday September 25th between 3.45 pm and 5pm, at the Pavillion in the Park
  • Event Staff at the World Habitat Day Volunteer Breakfast on Monday October 3.
  • Event Staff at the Toy Sale on October 15th.
For further information about any of these volunteer opportunities please contact Lee in the office: 843-522-3500 or email:info@lowcountryhabitat.org 
 

Introducing our new ReStore Donations Supervisor
John Murrie
 
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John Murrie, ReStore Donations Supervisor
Photo by Lee McSavaney

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the appointment of John Murrie as ReStore Donations Supervisor. ReStore Manager, Jenny Drake, happily reported that with his long history in Retail Management, John has adjusted to his new role with proficient ease. John has now been with the ReStore for about a month and he says that it feels like he's been there forever. Hopefully that is a good thing and he will be with us forever!


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Featured on our Help Wanted Ad are Brandon Pratt & Peter Brown hard at work loading donations for the ReStore. Photo by Kim Worrell

Click here for more details about this employment opportunity.
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Construction News

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Sally Mayse has volunteered overseas with Habitat for Humanity International and we are so happy that she has joined our team of LowCountry Habitat construction volunteers. Construction photos by Michael Perry.

Many Thanks to all of our dedicated construction volunteers who have now completed the refurbishment of 8 Paulik Place. Construction is now focused on the remodel of The ReStore House at 1603 Ivy Lane.

If you have completed volunteer orientation and you want to "swing a hammer" please email michael@lowcountryhabitat.org to let him know to expect you.

The construction schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, beginning promptly at 8 am and ending at noon.
 
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LowCountry Habitat welcomes Lewis Tabb,
another brand new construction volunteer

 
LowCountry Habitat thanks all our faithful volunteers for their contributions of time and talent. Volunteers like you help to make dreams of homeownership a reality for our Family Partners.

 
Help fill the ReStore  
with your donations of books & gently used furniture and houshold items
 
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The ReStore fully stocked and ready for Thursday morning opening.
Photo by Ellen Ross

 
Now that summer is finally beginning to cool down a little and the children are back at school, it's time to review, reorganize, refresh and renew our homes ready for the holiday season. The ReStore greatly appreciates your donations of gently used books, furniture and household items. Call 843-525-0055 to arrange a FREE pick up of larger items. Smaller donations may be taken to the ReStore Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 am and 3pm, and Thursday through Saturday between 10 am and 4pm. ReStore revenues make a significant contribution to the mission of LowCountry Habitat for Humanity to build homes, communities and hope!


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Meet our amazing volunteer Jennifer Duke
Recipient of the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM)

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Jennifer's formal presentation of the MOVSM was at a Formation on Parris Islnd on August 23rd. Read Jennifer's Summary of Action here
 
Since attending volunteer orientation on July 15, 2015 Sergeant Jennifer Duke has volunteered over 400 hours with LowCountry Habitat for Humanity. No matter the task assigned, Jennifer volunteers with enthusiasm and in an exemplary and professional manner.

LowCountry Habitat is extremely thankful to Jennifer for her dedicated and unwavering service.

Thank You Jennifer!

 

September Homeowner Orientation Meetings
Help us get the word out 

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