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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?
What started as a vision 6 months following the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew in early October 2016 took a huge step towards a reality when the Marion County Healthcare Foundation awarded Marion County Habitat for Humanity a $45,000 grant to be applied towards the construction costs for the project. Once completed, the dormitory will be able to house up to 42 volunteers. We are confident that this project will serve as a huge asset to Marion County's ability to repsond to the work remaining in the recovery of both Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. It will also allow the county to be proactive in the case of any future natural disaster.
Marion County Habitat for Humanity recently received 2 seperate grants ($25,000 & $88,000) from the Central Carolina Community Foundation, One SC Fund Hurricane Response Fund that will be applied towards the construction cost of our Disaster Relief Dormitory. This dormitory will be used to house individual volunteers and volunteer organizations that come to Marion County to assist in the cleanup, repair and rebuild of homes following natural disasters that impact the citizens of Marion County. Thank you Central Carolina Community Foundation for your generosity!
Scott Webster, local State Farm agent, presents Ricky Hardee, Executive Director for Marion County Habitat for Humanity, a check in the amount of $20,000 from State Farm Disaster Services. The grant will help fund construction costs for dormitory housing for volunteers coming to Marion County to assist in disaster relief efforts. The dormitory will have the capacity to house up to 42 volunteers.
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.