Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity gets a big boost

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - The Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity now has $5,000 worth of new equipment thanks to the Rotary Club of the Lowcountry and a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation's District Simplified Grant Program. The new table saws, cordless drills, hammers, and other supplies will all be used to help train volunteers, specifically with Habitat's Women's Build project.

"When you have people coming out and learning, you want to be able to have new tools that work properly when you're trying to show them how to do the work. Having these tools there will be enough for everybody and having tolls that work well is going to be so happy," said Brenda Dooley, Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity Executive Director.

"I think sometimes people didn't come because they didn't have their own tools to bring. I think now more people will be involved," said Charlotte Gonzales, Rotary Club of the Lowcounty member and Women's Build volunteer.

The Women's Build is going on right now in Penn Village on St. Helena Island. That home is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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