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LowCountry Habitat for Humanity dedicates 49th local home

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Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 48th local home on Thursday. Photo by Charlotte Berkeley

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 49th local home on Saturday, this one located in the city of Beaufort, officially turning the keys over to the Busby Family on Thursday.

The house on Greene Street was dedicated on Thursday and the keys officially turned over new owner, Natiema Fuller –Busby. Natiema is realizing the dream of home ownership after actively taking part in the construction with some 250 hours of sweat equity put in by the family.

Eric Lowman, BB&T Lowlands Market President, worked closely with LowCountry Habitat for Humanity to chair the fund drive for this collaborative project.   The Beaufort Bank Build illustrates our local banking industry coming together to help give a hand-up to homeownership to Habitat Family Partner, Natiema Fuller-Busby.

Natiema is a single mother with two children.  While working full time and finishing her education, Natiema also spent many hours working on the construction of her home side by side with our new Beaufort Bank Build Supporters as well as other volunteers.   She recently graduated from The Citadel with a degree in Criminal Justice.

The weather was hot and humid for the home dedication but it did not dampen the spirits of the celebration as many supporters were there to join in the revelry and congratulate Natiema on this occasion.  Natiema was beaming as she took the keys to her new home and invited everyone to take a tour.

Special thanks are extended to all of Lowcountry Habitat’s bank partners in this home build project including Wells Fargo, CBC National Bank, BB&T, Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch, Ameris Bank and Palmetto State Bank.   Other contributors to this project include the Coastal Community Foundation, The Beaufort Charities, Hargray Caring Coins, the Junior Service League of Beaufort and the United Way.

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We wish her family a bright future in their new home.

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Photo by Charlotte Berkeley

About LowCountry Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.  Habitat ReStores were developed to provide Habitat affiliates with another income stream for building houses while providing a place where still useful building materials and supplies can be recycled and gently-used home furnishings can be resold to new owners reducing the burden on local landfills.

For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, please contact the Habitat office at (843) 522-3500 or visit LowcountryHabitat.org