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Publix Partners with York County Habitat to
Build Affordable Housing 
York County, SC (February 17, 2017) - Publix Super Markets Charities contributed $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of York County to build an affordable home in partnership with a homebuyer in need of decent and affordable housing. Publix's associates will partner with Meka and raise the walls of the first of four homes to be built by York County Habitat in 2017. Additionally, the affiliate will complete 40+ home repair projects as well.

"Every family deserves an opportunity to have a roof over their heads and food on their table," said Carol Jenkins Barnett, President of Publix Super Markets Charities. "My father established our foundation in 1966 with a strong desire to see our communities thrive. Fifty years later, we're still honoring his legacy. We are delighted to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Publix's footprint by giving $5.5 million to this very important cause." 
Building Strength, Stability & Self-reliance With Families
Over the past two years, Habitat for Humanity of York County has significantly increased our work in the community. Habitat for Humanity of York County builds strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter with families. We believe everyone deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. Every home is a building block providing children a stable place to build their self-esteem and confidence.

Children living in a Habitat home have shown dramatic improvement in school participation and performance. This foundation provides a better chance for a stronger future.

Become a Habitat supporter, visit our website, www.yorkcountyhabitat.org to discover how you can make a difference in our community.
140 Families Served & Growing
Since our inception in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of York County has built 64 homes and completed 77 home repair projects. Over the past two years we partnered with 6 families who now own their own homes and completed 55 repairs for homeowners in Fort Mill and Clover.

During 2017, we will partner with 4 families through our homebuyer program and complete 40+ home repair projects in Fort Mill, Rock Hill and Clover. If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more about these programs, please visit our website, www.yorkcountyhabitat.org
The Crisis of Affordable Housing
Matthew Desmond's findings when researching his bestselling and acclaimed book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, surprised even him.

Among them: the sheer numbers of families being turned out of their homes; the high cost of shoddy apartments in the poorest neighborhoods; the extent of the physical and emotional toll on families, most of them women with children.

The effects of those trends go far beyond inadequate shelter, Desmond says. "I think that whatever we care about - whatever is our issue that keeps us up at night - a lack of affordable housing is going to be somewhere at the center of it."
Habitat ReStore: Shop. Donate. Volunteer.

Do you have gently used furniture, appliances and household goods you no longer need? Donate them to Habitat's ReStore and help us build and repair homes for qualified families.

We also offer a pick-up service for larger items, to arrange for a pick-up, please visit our website, www.yorkcountyhabitat.org/restore.
Upcoming Events

Volunteer Partners Needed
Businesses, faith communities, service clubs, social organizations and indiviuals are invited to come and learn about the many ways to serve your community through Habitat. Oakland Baptist Church, 1067 Oakland Ave., Rock Hill, SC 29732 will host the event on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 PM. Register here, walk-ins are welcomed.                      

Media Representatives Volunteer with Habitat

We are inviting all media outlets and their representatives to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, Apr il 8 starting at 8 AM. The build location is 1635 Pineburr Ln. Rock Hill. No skill, talent or tools required, all are welcomed.
Habitat for Humanity of York County | 803-328.1728 | www.yorkcountyhabitat.org 
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