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.


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.


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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Laying Turf on a Hot Summer’s Day

On the hot morning of 7th July, an energetic crowd of volunteers arrived at the new house on Walter Street, soon to be the home of the Spanos family.


Sarah, friends and family partners get ready to move the squares of sod.

Sarah and Vaughan Spanos’ friends, Suzanne Moody and Rene Callanta (with baby Elise happily toted on her back), joined them to lay a huge mound of grass around the house on this beautiful lot.
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Women Build Around the Nation…

“What we are trying to say… we will not accept homelessness. We will not accept poverty housing in our communities…” – Coralie Gilson

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Humana Offers Habi-Team Build during National Volunteer Week

The Humana group pauses from setting trusses for the house on Walter street, to spend a few minutes with family partner, Sarah Spanos .

The Humana group pauses from setting trusses for the house on Walter street, to spend a few minutes with family partner, Sarah Spanos .

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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.







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