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Show your Love for Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County

๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‡๐š๐›๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐‡๐ฎ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฆ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ

๐’๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐”๐ฉ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐Œ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง

Helping your neighbor is a great act of love. By getting involved with Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County, youโ€™re putting love into action.

Construction is underway on a new home in Guyton, just down the street from the one that was completed last year. The foundation has been poured, the walls have gone vertical, and the house has been progressing ever since. Volunteers are welcome to come to the build site every Saturday from 8am-3pm to help with each step of the construction process.

โ€œWe welcome anyone who wants to get involved in the community. You donโ€™t need any specific construction experience,โ€ says Jimmy Rutland, President/CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County. โ€œIt takes a lot of hands to build a home, and what better way to love your neighbor than to help them build a better future?โ€

The process for families accepted to purchase a Habitat home can take up to two years or longer from the initial application to move-in day. More volunteers means that a local family can move out of their current living conditions sooner than expected and build memories in a home to call their own.

๐†๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐•๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ž๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ

Enterprise Mobility organized a group of volunteers to come to work on the home in January, and they were able to help raise the walls. Enterprise has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County for the past several years, thanks to a partnership forged by board member Lake Standridge.

Church groups, civic organizations and businesses are welcome to schedule specific days to come out and work on the house or volunteer in the ReStore. Contact Jimmy Rutland at 912-513-0008 to coordinate a date that works for your group. 

๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐–๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to cover the costs of constructing homes. Revenue generated by the ReStore covers overhead expenses, which means every donation goes straight into construction projects unless designated otherwise. Habitat for Humanity of Effingham County is also a great beneficiary for a church or community fundraiser.

Whether youโ€™re downsizing, cleaning out your house or redecorating, your furniture, appliances and surplus construction supplies in good condition can find a new home at the ReStore. Your donations will provide families in the community with an affordable option to furnish their homes.

Visit to sign up for volunteer shifts, make donations or to keep up with the progress on their current projects.