GREENVILLE, S.C. – More than 30 local business leaders dedicated a home on Friday, June 15 as part of the seventh Habitat for Humanity CEO Build in the Grace Point Community.
The annual CEO Build unites businesses from around the community to help construct the homes for Greenville families that make between 30 and 60 percent of the area median income. The executives come together with Habitat to support the future homeowners as well as the Greenville community through volunteer hours. This year the newly constructed Habitat house will be for Betty Powers and her son Quinn. Being natives of Greenville, Betty Powers wanted to provide a place that her son will always feel safe and at home. Together, Betty and Quinn have completed most of the “sweat equity” hours through the ReStore where team members are always delighted to see the duo.
“We are glad our CEO Build has made such an impact within the businesses around the Upstate,” said Monroe Free, President and CEO of Habitat Greenville. “We continue to gain more and more organizations every year and have been very fortunate and proud to collaborate with these terrific companies.”
Construction for Habitat Greenville’s seventh CEO Build is led by former Michelin executive, Dick Wilkerson and has more than 25 participating companies. A few of the contributing businesses include Greenville Health System, Renewable Water Resources, Greenville Technical College, Spinx, Lockheed Martin and more. This particular build is an important milestone in the completion of the Grace Point Subdivision seeing as it will be the final phase of the neighborhood.
“I always have such a great time when I get to help out with the CEO Builds,” said Dick Wilkerson, CEO Build Chair. “Having different businesses from all over the Greenville community come out to support these families and Habitat is always such an awesome thing to see.”
About Habitat Greenville:
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 EarthCraft Builder of the Year Award in 2017. Chartered in 1985, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of more than 350 homes. In recognition of its financial health, accountability and transparency, Habitat Greenville received 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator and a Silver rating by Guidestar. Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.