- Future Homeowners
- Home Dedications
- Volunteer Outreach
Pinehurst Subdivision Celebrates First Two Families!
Our first families recently moved into beautiful homes on Pine Brook Drive in the Pinehurst subdivision in Edgewater, where SEV Habitat will eventually build 21 homes for local families in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live.
Lisa Kenney and her three children, and Dixie Mackay and her two children, became neighbors as well as good friends on August 29th, when their homes were dedicated, and they received their keys, bible,s and many good wishes for their future happiness and success. Volunteers and staff who had helped build the homes, and who had helped generate funds by working in the Habitat Re-Store, attended the joyous occasion.
The Kenney home was sponsored by Norwood’s Restaurant, who donate the funds for a home annually. Publix sponsored the Mackay home, bringing five staff to the dedication bearing gifts of many bags of Publix groceries.
We are deeply grateful to our proud sponsors and to all our volunteers who offered so many hours of help to build these homes.
Another home will be dedicated shortly, and another four are about to be built.
We need many hands to help us in this wonderful work. Why not join us as a volunteer, or consider Habitat as your means to home ownership.
A Great Family Project at Pinehurst
On Sat., August 13th, an army of volunteers and staff came together to lay the lawn and landscape the first two homes in the Pinehurst subdivision, Edgewater. Four partner families, eight gallant members of the Knights of Columbus, and many other volunteers offered their help to get two homes finished by laying the sod, planting shrubs and mulching.
If you are looking for a good workout for a worthy cause, and enjoy the outdoors, sign up for the next ‘sod party’ in the next few weeks.
Palmer College Students Complete Pinehurst Lawn
On Saturday 30th July, a team from Palmer Chiropractic College came all the way from Daytona to help us lay the first turf at Pinehurst subdivision, Edgewater.
The Knights of Columbus Return in Force
The Knights of Columbus, led by Dave Dollieslager, volunteered at the build on Saturday, June 23rd, bringing 22 men and women to do finishing work on three homes in the Pinehurst subdivision.
Sixth Mission from St.Paul UCC Youth Fellowship Group!
A Youth Fellowship mission group from St.Paul UCC, Pinkneyville, Illinois visited SEV Habitat for the week of July 11-16. This is their 6th mission trip with us, and they did so much work for Habitat while they were here with us. Each day was packed with a full schedule of activities to help others.
Ladies of Coronado Finish Home in Grueling Heat
A group of ladies from Coronado Community United Methodist Church offered to volunteer on July 20th, when they heard we needed help finishing up the future home of the Williams family. Despite the heat, they managed to finish all the paint work on this house, laying out each strip of interior and exterior base boards, and painting them outdoors.
AmeriCorps Member, Austin Falter, Completes Service
Austin Falter, our AmeriCorps Service Member for 2015-2016, has completed his 1 year of service with Habitat for Humanity. Austin has worked as a Team Leader at the construction site for 11 months, where he has learned new skills, and earned a stipend towards his college education. He will remain in the area, study at Daytona State College, and work locally. He also plans to continue working with Habitat as a volunteer in both the Re-Store and at the build.
A Fun Night of Good Food and Great Company
Mckenna’s Bi-annual Fundraising Evening!
On Monday 20th June, Habitat held its bi-annual fundraising evening at McKenna’s Place Seafood Sports and Spirits. McKenna’s offers charity Mondays throughout the year, helping raise awareness and raising funds, donating 10% of the restaurant proceeds for the evening to each charity.
Humana Volunteers Building at Pinehurst
We are so grateful to a skilled group of volunteers from Humana who joined us on June 17th, at the Pinehurst subdivision in Edgewater.
National Women Build Week 2016
Associates from PUBLIX Build New Home in Pinehurst
On Wednesday, April 6th, 40 associates from Publix supermarkets joined SEV Habitat to build a new home at 30 Pine Brook Drive, Edgewater, the house they have generously sponsored. This house in the beautiful Pinehurst subdivision will be the future home of Dixie Herrera and her two young children.
The volunteers came from Edgewater, Deland, and Deltona Publix stores, along with a team from headquarters that included Todd Jones, President of Publix Supermarkets Incorporated, and his wife, Suzette. Mr. Jones will take over as CEO on May 1st, when the present CEO, Mr. Edward Crenshaw, retires.
Spring Break Collegiate Challenge during March 2016
Making a Difference in the Lives of Four Families
From March 6-25, 2016, three university groups joined us for a week of building at our new Pinehurst subdivision in Edgewater. The groups resided in our fully furnished Habi-Dorm, and after work, enjoyed sampling the fare in New Smyrna Beach restaurants. On Thursdays, each group kayaked at Cracker Creek in Port Orange, followed by a bonfire and outdoor dinner.
Brunswick Corporation Habi-Team Build
On February 24th, a group of 12 from the Brunswick Corporation of Chicago, joined us for a Habi-Team Build. The team were visiting New Smyrna Beach for a week for a financial leadership training program, and were allowed a day to volunteer at a local charity. They chose SEV Habitat, and we really appreciated their help painting the interior of the new house at 592 Hamilton St, the future home of the Bartholdson family.
Knights Team Returns to Help Us Build
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future
On the cool morning of January 18th, a great community celebration took place in Old Fort Park to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. There was a great turnout, despite the wind and chill, and in bright sunshine, the SEV Community Choir rendered’ Amazing Grace’, ‘When the Saints go Marching In’, and Martin Luther King’s favorite hymn, ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’.
Winter Collegiate Challenge with OSU
A group of thirteen students from OSU came to work with us from January 3rd-9th, during their winter break, bringing energy, laughter, fun and doing lots and lots of hard work . The group stayed in the Habitat dorm in Edgewater and spent their days helping build a new home at 592 Hamilton Street, landscaping and painting at the townhouse on Sheldon Street, and helping out with a multitude of tasks at the Habitat Re-Store.
Women Build 2016
Board of Realtors Give a Day to Habitat
On Wednesday, the 28th of October, the New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors joined Habitat in building a new home on Hamilton Street. A team of twelve worked through the morning, helping frame and roof the house.
Building on Faith 2015
Building a house filled with love and joy.
From October 2nd through November 7th, six churches participated in our Building on Faith, bringing teams which filled the construction site with enthusiasm and eagerness as the volunteers learned how to build a house. Men and women of all ages took up their hammers with gusto, and began the process of home building from the ground up. The Alliance Church began the Faith Build, with a team of men, and they began the framing of the house on its beautiful site on Hamilton Street, New Smyrna Beach.
26th Annual Golf Tournament: A Great Day for All!
After a two year break the tournament is back, better than ever, with some new ideas, great prizes and a sumptuous lunch.
Publix Shares with Habitat for Humanity
Publix Super Markets Charities has, once again, responded to a call for help. Today, it announced an unprecedented $4 Million Dollar gift to Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the southeast. In Volusia County, Southeast Habitat for Humanity of New Smyrna Beach was awarded a whole house sponsorship. Mr. George Jenkins, founder of Publix wanted to improve life in the communities where he operated. Today, Publix Super Markets Charities carries out this goal through the work of its foundation.
Over the past decade, Publix has generously donated more than $150,000 to support the building program of Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the financial contribution, Publix Associates plan to work along with the future homeowners as they build their home.
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Read the Official Publix Press Release
Building With Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, members of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Smyrna Beach devoted a morning to helping SEV Habitat. Pastor David Rike and parents Karen Weinrich and Wendy Rose, accompanied members of the confirmation class to paint the outside of a Habitat home being refurbished on Warren Avenue.
AmeriCorps National Service Chooses SEV Habitat
We are very happy to introduce our new Americorps team leader who will be working with us for the 2016 year. Austin Falter joined us in August, 2015 and will work in construction, as he performs his National Service through Americorps. Austin originates from Missouri, and graduated Fema Corps last year. He loves the outdoors, enjoys physical work, and is always available to help our volunteers, with his cheerful outgoing personality and boundless energy. Come and meet Austin at the build!
Rotary Club Offers Building Help
Members of the Rotary Club offered their skills on Thursday, August 20th, helping build the new duplex on Sheldon St. They enjoyed their experience so much that they came back two days later bringing a larger work force. We were glad for the help on a hot summer’s morning, as we finished this town home for people in need in our community.
Local Restaurants Step Up In a Big Way!
Three local restaurants have sponsored homes this year! McKenna’s Seafood, McDonalds and Norwood’s have each contributed the total cost of materials to build homes for families in need of assistance.
Volunteers Needed Five days a week!
Our Habitat Journey
by family partner Sarah Spanos
Here are a few of her words at their home dedication in July, 2015.
"We have witnessed a community of people coming together to help us reach our goal of a better life for our kids...Together, we have built much more than a house. Together, we have been the hands and feet of Jesus. My prayer is that this home is always used for His glory and the furthering of His kingdom. This is a house, but it will become a symbol of security, of determination, of perseverance, of community, of love."
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