The goal of MCHFH is to eliminate poverty housing in Marion County by building one, decent, afordable home at a time.
Have you ever thought about how much you could change things just by volunteering your time and talents to MCHFH?
Marion County Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of a $3,500 grant from Women in Philanthropy, a giving circle based upon the theory that women informed about philanthropy and about the needs of their community can collectively make a difference. The grant was awarded during their annual grant awards held on October 9th at the Floyd Conference Center in Florence. The funding will be applied towards the construction of MCHFH's 34th home built in Marion County. The home is located at 201 Mark Street, Marion and the Kaye Fladger Family will be the new homeowners.
MCHFH was awarded a $2,500 grant from Bike & Build during their recent grant cycle to assist with affordable housing efforts. The grant is part of an annual competition spsonored by Bike & Build, a national nonprofit based in Phildalehian, PA, that engages young adults 18 - 28 in service-oriented trips across the United States. The grant awarded to MCHFH was made by the South Carolina to Santa Cruz route (SC2SC). The riders on this trip, hailing from all over the United States raised over $167,000 to donate to various housing nonprofits. "We are deeply proud to support Marion County Habitat for Humanity as they work to provide area low-income residents with stable, affordable homes," said Justin Villere, Bike & Build's Director of Operations and Outreach.
The grant will be used towards the final construction phases of House #34 located at 201 Mark Street, Marion.
Marion County Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build decent, affordable family housing. The houses are then sold to our partnering families at no profit and with no interest cost.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, while individual, church, civic and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partnering families must invest 300 hundred hours of labor ("sweat equity") into building their homes and the homes of other potential Habitat homeowners. Habitat homeowner mortgage payments go into a revolving fund. Those funds are then used to build more houses.