Habitat for Humanity secures new location, enhances operation

December 5, 2021 | 12:09 am

Updated December 4, 2021 | 3:35 pm

Habitat for Humanity | Photo by Ryan Richardson

The local Habitat for Humanity organization recently moved its headquarters to 2930 West 4th Street. After operating on Moseley Street for more than 12 years, the group purchased the old General Glass Building with hopes of enhancing their operation. 

Executive Director Virginia Braswell said the new facility would better allow her team to serve the community’s evolving needs. They began the move in late August, and while there remain some unpacked boxes, she said the new facility is “coming together.”

“When the construction crew saw the huge warehouse where they could pre-build walls and bring their trucks inside, they were ecstatic,” she said.

The group initially purchased a location on Breckenridge Street but encountered some code difficulties with constructing a warehouse. .

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries worldwide. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They work toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families needing a decent and affordable place to live.

Families can submit home applications for January; for more information, visit their website here. They also continue to collect aluminum cans which people can “drop off in the back of the big red brick building by the ‘green barn.’”

December 5, 2021 | 12:09 am

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