Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity 706-481-8681

House 75 Dedication July 28th

We are so excited about finishing our 75th home. Please join us on July 28th at 4:30 pm for the dedication. 2533 Miles St, Augusta, GA, 30906.

Dedication for House 75

Meet our partner: Miriam

Augusta native and lifelong resident Miriam has been working hard on her sweat equity hours for a few months now. Always a pleasure to be around, she is a major asset to Habitat in both the ReStores and home building.

Miriam has three lovely children, all girls, aged 4, 12, and 15. She works at University Hospital doing 12 hour shifts. As if that isn’t enough, she gives back to the community as part of a ministry through song called Bless-Ed. They are based out of True Testament of Jesus Christ Church in Aiken, SC. Click here to check out their web page.

She loves doing her sweat equity work and has learned so much. She says, “it has taught me so much and makes me feel so grateful and humble, it is a wonderful experience.” Working on house construction is preparing her to own her own home, something that will provide stability for her family. At the ReStores, she enjoys organizing things, a task that improves the customer experience at our stores.

Miriam is part of the gospel group Bless-Ed

Habitat donates lot for New Bethlehem Community Center Garden

Habitat for Humanity is a vital part of the Augusta/CSRA community and we often work with other organizations and local governments to improve the quality of living in the areas we serve. A few years ago, we allowed the New Bethlehem Community Center to use one of our vacant lots as a community garden. Local residents are learning about growing healthy food by participating and enjoying the fruits of their work.

This garden has been very successful, so we donated the lot to New Bethlehem Community Center so their community garden could be permanent. We are thrilled to be able to do this for such a wonderful community organization.

Community Garden New Bethlehem Community Center
From left to right, Habitat Board of Directors members Beth Copeland and Colette Carrier, Habitat’s Executive Director Elaine Mathews, and New Bethlehem Community Center’s Larry Harris and Sheridan Glaze

Meet Our Newest Partner

Shannon Partner
Our newest partner Shannon

We’d like to introduce you to one of our newest partners, Shannon and her family. Born in Georgetown, Texas, she has long called Augusta home since her stepfather came here with the military, retired, and stayed.

Shannon has two sons and works night shift at a local assisted living facility as a Resident Assistant. She enjoys helping people and likes working at night. Her disabled mother will also be living with her in the new home.

She has been involved with Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity in the past, having helped other homeowner families with their sweat equity hours. All Habitat partner families contribute to building their houses and assist other partner families as their houses are built.

We are happy that Shannon is now ready for her own home and thrilled to welcome her to our Habitat family as a partner.

Progress on House 75

We have been moving right along on House 75, with the exterior now complete. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we are right on track. Check out this new gallery of pictures taken since Collegiate Challenge in March.

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Fun at Phinizy Swamp Earth Day Celebration

The Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity has always supported a greener world and one of our mottos for the ReStores is Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose. Donating gently used items to the Restores keeps these things out of the landfill, helps others afford things they need, and supports Habitat’s mission of building houses to help our partner families.

You can bring donations to either ReStore (1004 Walton Way and 3112 Washington Rd) or call 706-426-8631 to arrange for a pickup of large items. We accept almost everything except clothing, as long as it is in working condition.

Come see us on Earth Day at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Saturday

Come and see us at the Phinizy Swamp Nature Park Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 AM until 3 PM. We will have a table and will have some discount coupons for the ReStores.

Habitat for Humanity has always supported a greener world and one of our mottos for the ReStores is Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose. Donating gently used items to the ReStore keeps these things out of the landfill, helps others afford things they need, and supports Habitat’s mission of building houses to help our partner families.

You can bring donations to either ReStore (1004 Walton Way and 3112 Washington Rd) or call 706-426-8631 to arrange for a pickup of large items. We accept almost everything except clothing, as long as it is in working condition.

Time Lapse Construction

Take a look at this fun time lapse photo sequence of a day working on the roof of House 75.

Collegiate Challenge 2017 Great Success

Last week, students from the University of Virginia were with us every day as part of our Augusta/CSRA Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge 2017. As you can see, a lot of progress was made on House 75 and the floor and walls were completed. Thank you to the students and local volunteers who made this happen. We couldn’t do it without you. We would also like to thank the following restaurants for donating lunches: Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Mot’s Barbeque, Blimpie, and Baldino’s.

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For many years, Habitat has provided alternative school break volunteer opportunities to college students.

This is a unique one-week volunteer program. Collegiate Challenge offers an education all its own. Students learn practical building skills while helping others They learn about poor living conditions and how decent, affordable housing builds strength, stability and self-reliance for families.

Welcome Our New Partner Family, Larry and Dianne

We are excited to welcome our newest partner family, Larry and Dianne and their 13-year old son. Larry and Dianne have been working in the ReStore Downtown to get their initial sweat equity hours completed prior to the start of construction on their new home. Larry, Jr. wants to help out but he is too young.

New partner family
We are so happy to welcome Larry and Dianne, our new partner family.

Both are disabled and originally from Waynesboro, Burke County. Larry is a Vietnam era Marine and a welder and has already fixed a couple of our handtrucks with his welding expertise. Both he and Dianne are very active in their church, Fairview Missionary Baptist. They work in the food and clothes pantry helping those in need. Dianne is a cook in the kitchen and they both sing in the Gospel Choir. Larry also sings in the Male Chorus.

Larry and Dianne have been big assets to us as they work on their equity hours. We are thrilled to have them as a part of the Habitat family.

The relationships we develop with partner homeowners does not end when their new home is completed; they remain friends for life.