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Family moves into Habitats 38th Kershaw County home
38th Habitat Home
The Harris family (center) is joined by Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County volunteers and officers, along with local elected officials, at their completed home. The Harris is the 38th Habitat home completed in Kershaw County. The organization will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016, which should include the completion of its 40th local home.

Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County dedicated a new home Dec. 14 to the Harris family.

“This was an exciting day for the Harris family as they begin life in their new home,” local Habitat Executive Director Laurey Carpenter said.

She said the Harris family contributed more than 250 sweat equity hours toward the completion of their own home. Linda and her three children now have a safe, affordable home in which to live and the entire community continues to feel the effects of Habitat’s work toward providing affordable housing, Carpenter said.

“The work of Habitat for Humanity strives to provide access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty in Kershaw County,” Carpenter said.

Homes are built by volunteers and sold to partner families with no profit/no-interest mortgages. Since its inception in 1992, Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County has built and/or renovated 39 homes in Kershaw County, providing simple, affordable housing with families in need. In 2016, Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating its 25th year and will start on its 40th home.

“This is wonderful for the residents of Kershaw County!” Carpenter said.

For more information, contact the Habitat administrative office at 432-4333.

(Information and photograph provided by Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County.)