GREENVILLE, SC – On March 17, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County held a neighborhood revitalization celebration in the Saluda Bluffs neighborhood.
Residents, community members, law enforcement officers and volunteers from Advent United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Greenville, in partnership with Trees Greenville, planted trees in the neighborhood. The volunteers also completed some general landscaping with materials donated by Palmetto’s Finest Landscaping. A ceremony to unveil a new neighborhood entrance sign, donated by Jack Porter Signs, preceded a community picnic for all those involved in the project.
Started in 1998, Saluda Bluffs is a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood of over 60 homes. Many of the current families are the original owners, and over 20 have paid off their mortgages. During the past year, Habitat has launched a neighborhood revitalization effort in in Saluda Bluffs. Resident meetings are held on a regular basis and the neighborhood is now focused on improved safety and property maintenance. As an approved Habitat for Humanity International NR affiliate, the agency is utilizing a holistic community development model that is responding to community aspirations with an array of services and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County opened its doors in 1985 to bring families, community partners and volunteers together to construct affordable, energy-efficient homes that help families build strength, stability and self-reliance. As of January 2018, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of 348 homes. Habitat Greenville received the 2017 Builder of the Year award from EarthCraft, and in recognition of financial health, accountability and transparency, maintains a 4-Star Charity status by Charity Navigator and a Silver rating with Guidestar.
Habitat Greenville ReStores are located at 3033 Wade Hampton Boulevard in Taylors and 10017 Pelham Pointe in Simpsonville. Call 864-312-5016 for free donation pickups.
Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org