Long a fixture in downtown Bluffton, Habitat for Humanity’s Restore is operating in the former Piggly Wiggly building on May River Road, sharing the building with Dollar General. “Customers will discover the Restore has a new look, with all items for sale under one roof and a fresh, bright interior.”
The new, larger building will open more volunteer opportunities for local residents who would like to help Habitat fulfill its mission of eliminating substandard housing from the Lowcountry. All proceeds from sales at the Restore go to fund construction of simple, decent houses for local families in need.
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent houses at zero percentage profit and sells them to approved buyers, who then make low monthly mortgage payments on their homes. Those payments are then put into a revolving fund used to build more houses. Homeowners also pay property taxes on their homes, creating new tax revenue for Beaufort and Jasper Counties.
The support of the entire Hilton Head/Bluffton community is invaluable to the success of Habitat as it offers a hand up, not a hand out to deserving, hardworking people in southern Beaufort County and Jasper County.
Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and is a nonprofit organization seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. The purpose of Habitat is to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Locally, Habitat has completed ninety-one houses and has plans for nineteen more at The Glen, off Marshland Road, Habitat newest community in the Lowcountry. On a global level, Habitat has provided over 2,000,000 people with safe, decent affordable shelter by building over 500,000 homes. Houses are built through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials. Habitat builds simple houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Houses are sold to partner families at no profit, financed with affordable loans.
For more information about how you can help Habitat for Humanity make decent housing a matter of conscience and action, please call (843) 757-5864.