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.

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Five Publix staff join the dedication celebration with Dixie and family.

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.

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Publix donate groceries to the family

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.

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Lisa Kenney and her family love their home sponsored by Norwood’s.


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.

Please check our Dedication links to view all the home dedications of the past two years!
Dedications 2015
Dedications 2016


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.

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Laying the sod at Lisa Kenney’s future home.


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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.

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The Palmer group. A job well done!

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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.

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Hanging soffits on 30 Pine Brook

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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.

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Such a great group of young people fro the mission grou of St. Paul UCC!

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Ladies of Coronado Finish Home in Grueling Heat

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Ladies of Coronado Methodist braving the heat to finish a Habitat home!

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.
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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.

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Wishing Austin well in his endeavors and thanking him for the time spent with us.

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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.

Emily Houchin, staff, and Katie Harper, Family Partner sell desserts, while Susanne Jones, volunteer runs the info. table with Katie's little son.

Emily Houchin, staff, and Katie Harper, Family Partner sell desserts, while Susanne Jones, volunteer runs the information table with Katie’s little son.

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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.

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Humana volunteers working alongside our partner family member Dory Gardner (far left)

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National Women Build Week 2016


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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.

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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.

The Clemson group wrote their wishes and prayers all over the frame they built. Dixie Herrera, future homeowner, was really moved by their beautiful words which will be built into the house forever.

The Clemson group wrote their wishes and prayers all over the frame they built. Dixie Herrera, future homeowner, was really moved by their beautiful words which will be built into the house forever.

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The girls enjoy the warm sun outside the future home of Dixie Herrera and family, after a morning of framing at Pinehurst.

The girls enjoy the warm sun outside the future home of Dixie Herrera and family, after a morning of framing at Pinehurst.

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The team from Anna Maria College in front of no. 39 Pine Brook, with Austin Falter, AmeriCorps service member, far right.

The team from Anna Maria College in front of no. 39 Pine Brook, with Austin Falter, AmeriCorps service member, far right.

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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.

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Brunswick Corporation of Chicago Habi-Team

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Knights Team Returns to Help Us Build

The Knights of Columbus January Team Build

The Knights of Columbus January Team Build

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

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’.

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Austin with Rev. Jeffrey Dove, who organized the MLK event through the Westside Ministerial Alliance.

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Winter Collegiate Challenge with OSU

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps

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.

Working at the new build for the Bartholdson family on Working at the new build for the Bartholdson family on Hamilton Street.

Working at the new build for the Bartholdson family on Hamilton Street.

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Women Build 2016

Join the movement. Build together!

Join the movement. Build together!

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.

Board of Realtors give a day to Habitat.

Board of Realtors give a day to Habitat.

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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.

Members of the Alliance Church begin to build the new home on Hamilton St. Up goes the first wall!

Members of the Alliance Church begin to build the new home on Hamilton St. Up goes the first wall!

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26th Annual Golf Tournament: A Great Day for All!

The Habitat  tournament volunteer team

The Habitat tournament volunteer team

After a two year break the tournament is back, better than ever, with some new ideas, great prizes and a sumptuous lunch.
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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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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.

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The group with family partners Mary Hollister and Michelli Pick.

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AmeriCorps National Service Chooses SEV Habitat

Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

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!

Austin Falter, AmeriCorps National Service Volunteer

Austin Falter, AmeriCorps National Service Volunteer


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.

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Carlos Giraldo, Club President, on left, and Donnalee Wynn, Coordinator, center join the volunteer group from the New Smyrna Beach Rotary Club.

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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.

Norwood's

Norwood’s

McKenna's

McKenna’s

McDonald's

McDonald’s

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