GREENVILLE, S.C. – The CEOs of Greenville’s top companies are familiar with building organizations from the ground up. On Thursday, 23 of those executives will come together to raise the walls on a structure of a different kind – a home for the Nivens family, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County.
This home is Habitat Greenville’s fifth CEO build, an annual event that unites companies from across business sectors to fund and construct a home for a Greenville family in need. Each executive‘s company will support the build through financial sponsorship and volunteer hours.
The chair of the CEO Build is Dick Wilkerson, Michelin Chairman and President (retired), chair of the project since its inception in 2013. This year’s participants include AFL Global; Bon Secours St. Francis Health System; Complete Public Relations; Ethox Chemicals, LLC; Fluor Corporation; GBS Building Supply; Greater Greenville Association of Realtors; Greenville County Redevelopment Authority; Greenville Health System; Greenville Technical College; Home Builders Association of Greenville; JHM Hotels; Lockheed Martin; Meritage Homes; REWA; SC Telco Federal Credit Union; Southern Fried Green Tomatoes; The Blood Connection; The Marchant Company; United Way of Greenville County; Urban League of the Upstate; and Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
Thursday’s wall raising is a significant milestone in a family’s journey to homeownership. 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.
“Sustainable community growth begins with a stable, affordable home for every family,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director of Habitat Greenville. “We are fortunate to have a business community in Greenville that understands the need to for affordable homeownership and lends their support to this project. We are proud to partner with these great organizations.”
To become involved with future CEO Builds, contact Barbara Martin at (864) 370-1458.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was chartered in 1985 and has provided affordable home ownership to over 330 families with low income. Through home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes – building strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership. Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.