4th Annual National Women Build Week Event from April 30th through May 8th!

]APRIL 22, 2013 An initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, the fourth annual National Women Build Week, sponsored by Lowe’s, challenges women to devote at least one day between April 30 and May 8 to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. Our affiliate will participate in this event on Wednesday, May 8 at the home of Misty Florez, …

The New Generation Steps Up

APRIL 3, 2013 By Terry Pallas | SEVHFH Buzz It’s a chilly March morning and the sounds of air compressors and power saws echo down normally quiet Woodland Drive in Edgewater. A slender, dark-haired young woman tentatively lifts a large yellow nail gun. She’s been assured it will be safe if she uses it as instructed. Still, the tool’s size …

Spring Break Is Back!

MARCH 7, 2013 Volunteer opportunities for students during Spring Break! Spring is here .. although the weatherman doesn’t seem to know it this week. Spring typically brings a flock of college students to Florida to enjoy the beaches and the sun. For hundreds of students across the country, spring break means hard work and a chance to help others. Our …

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 …