GREENVILLE, S.C. – On Wednesday, Bon Secours St. Francis employees raised the walls of the home they are building for the Fox family in Greenville’s Sterling community.
This is the third Habitat home that long-time Habitat Greenville partner, 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 homeownership a reality for so many well-deserving families. On behalf of all the staff at Bon Secours St. Francis, we are eager to begin the build for the Fox family and will be spending hundreds of hours in sweat equity as a labor of love for our community,” said Craig McCoy, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
As a Habitat Greenville program participant, Alaina Fox will complete 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.
Wednesday’s wall raising is a significant milestone in the Fox family’s journey to home ownership. During the event, sponsors, partners, and volunteers have the opportunity to write encouraging messages to the family on the beams of the wall, which will then become part of the home during construction.
“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.