Upscale Home Show Benefits Habitat for Humanity

Workers roof a Habitat home.
Workers roof a Habitat home.

Looking for ideas to do things around the house? We have just the place. And even better: you can help others live the homeownership dream at the same time. While people tour through Beaufort's upscale Habersham community, they'll be helping raise the roof on another Habitat for Humanity home in town.

This year, Low Country Habitat for Humanity helped make dreams of homeownership come true for some low-income families in our community, like the Reynards and their five children.

"We feel blessed," said Steven Reynard. "Very, very thankful to everybody."

"Oh my gosh, it's everything we wanted," said Donelle Reynard.

"It's very beautiful and it's a blessing from God to have this house built," said Ashley Reynard.

And now Habitat will be able to help one more family thanks to a home show at the Habersham community.

"The proceeds from the home show will help Low Country Habitat build one more house that will enable one more family to move out of the poverty cycle and into a decent safe, affordable house," said Habitat's Arlene Porter.

"The local Habitat chapter has been affected by Katrina and their donations are down," said Michael Asnip of the Habersham Home Show. "Some of their actual funds are going down to help with Katrina, and we just wanted to support them in that."

So while many look around the five new homes on the tour, they'll not only get some good ideas to take home with them, but they'll help build a new home in our community.

The Habersham Home Show is open every day this month from 11am to 5pm. The tickets are $10. For more information, call 843.846.1000.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com