Serenity Springs and Habitat Building Home and Hope

FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Serenity Springs volunteers work with Habitat. Serenity Springs Recovery Center and Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity have partnered to assist Habitat partner families build and repair their homes. At the same time they are building a sense of hope for these deserving families and the volunteers who are in recovery. “The disease of addiction thrives on self-centeredness …

Cold Weather Help For The Homeless

FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity in partnership with Halifax Urban Ministries and local churches have begun a program to provide shelter for the homeless in our community on nights when temperatures fall below 40 degrees. Churches provide a hot meal, fellowship and a warm and safe night’s sleep for our area homeless. Their bikes and other belongings …

Got a Green Thumb?

 FEBRUARY 27, 2013 Photo: Flickr by bluetiger64 In the middle of downtown New Smyrna Beach on the corner of Julia and Sam’s you will find the newly developed Stargazer Community Garden, and we have our own Habitat plot. The garden was the creation of Tory Teep an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. In collaboration with …

Habitat Is ‘Dining for Dollars’ at McKenna’s Place on Monday, Mar. 4th

FEBRUARY 27, 2013 The Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity is dining for dollars on Monday March 4th! Take the family out to eat at McKenna’s, New Smyrna Beach, and support your community! Dine for Dollars at McKenna’s When: Monday March 4th Where: McKenna’s Place, 1443 S Dixie Fwy. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 A portion of the profits that day …

Do Green and Affordable Mix?

FEBRUARY 19, 2013 By Terry Pallas | SEVHFH Buzz As a result of increased concerns about pollution, climate change and runaway energy costs, we’re hearing a lot these days about sustainable (“green”) building. According to EPA, green buildings use energy, water and other resources more efficiently; protect occupant health and reduce waste, pollution and environmental degradation. Admirable goals, but are …

Memorial Service for Harvey Cram to be held January 26th

9JANUARY 22, 2013 On January 17, 2013, Harvey Cram passed away. Harvey was a construction manager with the Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity from 2000 to 2006. As a volunteer, he oversaw the construction of no less than 30 Habitat homes located in New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill. A special service to honor Harvey will be held on …

Stirrings on the West Side

DECEMBER 16, 2012 By Terry Pallas | SEVHFH Buzz Volunteers at Mary Street worksite. New Smyrna’s West Side is a historic neighborhood with many older homes, some well maintained, others badly in need of repair as is much of the infrastructure. But it’s also a neighborhood with strong community spirit and family ties that a lot of residents are reluctant …

Fact or Fiction

NOVEMBER 19, 2012 By Terry Pallas | SEVHFH Buzz There are many misconceptions floating around about Habitat for Humanity and its homeowners. You’ll form your own opinion of course, but you owe it to yourself to base it on real facts. Let’s take a look at some common beliefs and see if we can’t separate fact from fiction. Separating fact …

ABC Liquors Employee’s Charity Fund

NOVEMBER 6, 2012 ABC Fine Wine and Spirits A big thank you goes to the ABC Liquors Employee’s Charity Fund! Contributions are made by employees throughout the State of Florida. We were fortunate to receive a $500 donation from this fund. One hundred percent of this donation will be used on our construction program(s)! This month we will be working …

Publix Super Markets Charities Contributes $21,000

NOVEMBER 6, 2012 Publix Publix Super Markets Charities has once again shown its support of our community by presenting Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity a contribution of $21,000. Publix Charities was founded by Public’s founder, Mr. George Jenkins, to improve life in the communities in which it operates. A partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a wonderful way in which …