Martin Luther King Jr. Day

JANUARY 20, 2016 Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future By Coralie Gilson MLK Day, Monday, Jan 18, 2016 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 …

Winter Collegiate Challenge with Ohio State University

JANUARY 13, 2016 By Coralie Gilson 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 …

A Brush with Kindness Home Repair

DECEMBER 29, 2015 A Brush With Kindness / Critical Home Repair has just been completed at 324 N. Myrtle Street, led by the BWK team, headed by Jack Travis. Volunteer groups, family partners and individuals helped repair and paint the exterior of this house, without the owners having to leave. Habitat uses volunteer labor and homeowner purchased and/or donated materials, …

Habitat’s 26th Annual Golf Tournament. A great day for all!

NOVEMBER 22, 2015 by Coralie Gilson SEV Habitat’s 26th golf tournament took place at Sugar Mill Country Club on November 15th. After a two year break the tournament is back, better than ever, with some new ideas, great prizes and a sumptuous lunch. Sadly, no one got a hole in one, so the Dodge and Chevrolet vehicles were unclaimed at …

Building on Faith 2015

 NOVEMBER 22, 2015 By Coralie Gilson 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, …

Board of Realtors Give a Day to Habitat

 OCTOBER 30, 2015 The Board of Realtors give a day to Habitat, helping to build a home for a local family. 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 …

Publix Shares with Habitat for Humanity

September 29, 2015 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 …

Building With Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 By Coralie Gilson 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 …