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Habitat for Humanity begins Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Posted in Good life, Local News

Some South Hartsville homeowners will receive assistance in the restoration of their residences soon, thanks to a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) developed in collaboration by Darlington County Habitat for Humanity and the South Hartsville Neighborhood Association. The effort will incorporate such home improvement projects as weatherization, exterior painting and staining, as well as repairs for interiors, exteriors and floors.

Beyond giving community residents and members of the South Hartsville Neighborhood Association an opportunity to collaborate with Darlington County Habitat for neighborhood revitalization, the NRI program will engage area residents to volunteer together for the enhancement of their community’s quality of life.

The Byerly Foundation has provided a $60,000 grant to Habitat for the program’s initial funding. “$60,000 can be used to build a home and impact one family or $60,000 can be used to help restore numerous homes and impact many more lives throughout the community” Mark Haenchen, Habitat’s Executive Director, said. “This is a ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ kind of project. We will be a vehicle for the Neighborhood Association through overseeing the work being done and providing the donated materials but this is something that the community itself is driving.”

Habitat is currently accepting volunteers to begin the process as well as monetary donations and building materials. Anyone with interest can contact Habitat for Humanity’s Hartsville office at (843) 383-8500 or visit the Restore at 120 W Washington Street.