GREENVILLE, S.C. – Christmas came early for Alaina Fox and her children this year, as Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System employees dedicated the new home built for her family on Friday, December 16.
Friday’s dedication was the culmination of a three-month build, where Bon Secours St. Francis employees, Habitat volunteers, and Fox and other homeowners worked alongside each other to construct the home. This is the third Habitat home that Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and their employees have helped build. They have committed to building seven more homes in the Sterling community over the next several years.
“Bon Secours St. Francis Health System stands committed to Greenville County and specifically the Sterling community by not only providing excellent healthcare but also supporting initiatives such as affordable housing which is in keeping with our mission of being Good Help to Those in Need®. We are honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity in their efforts to make home ownership a reality for so many well-deserving families. On behalf of all the staff at Bon Secours St. Francis, we are pleased to present the Fox family with their new home,” said Craig McCoy, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
As a Habitat Greenville program participant, Alaina Fox has completed 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 200 hours of “sweat equity,” building her home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners. She will pay an affordable mortgage for the home.
During the dedication, build partners and sponsors presented the Fox family with additional gifts that will prepare them for life as homeowners, including tools, a vacuum cleaner, lawnmower, and cleaning supplies.
“We are deeply grateful for the generous support of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, and for their dedication to building healthy communities through affordable housing,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director of Habitat Greenville. “They are truly making a difference in our community.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Through construction of affordable homes, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville enables Greenville families with low income to build strength, stability and self-reliance. Habitat Greenville received the Greenville Chamber’s Neighborhood Improvement Award in 2015, and was recognized with the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award, given by the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Chartered in 1985, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of more than 335 homes. In recognition of its financial health, accountability and transparency, Habitat Greenville has received 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator. Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.