With the beginning of a new year its easy for us to reflect on all the things were thankful for while building goals and making resolutions! One of the things we are so thankful for is our dedicated #volunteers! We'd like you to meet a volunteer of ours who has been dedicated to helping Habitat for Humanity for almost as long as Sumter Habitat for Humanity has been in existence!
Joseph has been so dedicated to helping those in need in Sumter that he wears many hats when it comes to "what he does." Service is truly deep in Joe's heart a fact that is very obvious when he talks about his years of service with Habitat.
"What can a parent do to improve their child's life? I think that this home will be a legacy I leave for my children. It will be a foundation for them to build their futures on."
A Habitat for Humanity house starts with the families who partner with us to build or improve a place they can call home. Families like Dennis and his 15 year old son, Michael.
If there was one word to describe Dennis and his son, Michael's housing experience over the last several years, it would be unstable. Though the Army Veteran father has continually tried his best to provide his family with stability, over and over, they have found themselves unsafe and noisy neighborhoods where gang and drug violence were always present. Dennis knew that his son Michael needed a better environment to thrive in. Over the last couple of years, the father and son duo have moved too many times to count. Unfortunately, the noise, chaos, drama, and worries never stopped. It has become very rare for either Dennis or Michael to get a full night's sleep which has had major negative affects on their health. They are anxious for the peace, safety, and stability that will come with having a home of their own.
We're grateful for so many things every day but this time of year always gets us reflecting on what we're thankful for here at Sumter Habitat for Humanity. One of the things we are so thankful for is our dedicated #volunteers! We'd like you to meet a volunteer of ours who has been dedicated to helping Habitat for Humanity for over five years both on the construction site and in the ReStore!
Between work, flipping houses, graduate school, and travel, Nathan is a busy guy. But his hectic schedule doesn't distract him from the important things in this life--giving back to those in need in his community.