Raise the Walls
On Saturday, Sept. 22nd, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity celebrated the start of its 45th Habitat Home in Dorchester County. After spending the Summer building a Habitat Home in Saint George, Dorchester Habitat for Humanity Volunteers returned to the Corey Woods Neighborhood in Summerville to construct its 45th home. The partner family for the build is Lorie Smith and her two children. Lorie has already worked more than the required 425 sweat-equity hours and met the strict financial requirements necessary to qualify for Dorchester Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program. Lorie is also required to work at least sixty sweat-equity hours on her own Habitat Home and she was anxious to begin working those hours on Saturday. Lorie Smith and her two children will hopefully be in their Habitat Home by Christmas and will begin paying a twenty-year mortgage to Dorchester Habitat for Humanity before the end of the year.
The Home Depot proudly sponsored Dorchester Habitat for Humanity's 45th Home with a generous $5,000 donation. Employees from the local Home Depot store joined the group of volunteers on Saturday to help Lorie and her friends raise the walls of her home. Home Depot is a strong supporter of Dorchester Habitat for Humanity, generously donating their time, talents, and treasures to partner with Dorchester Habitat for Humanity and its partner families in transforming Dorchester County one home at a time.