Charleston Habitat for Humanity, Mayor Keith Summey to Dedicate Two Homes in North Charleston Neighborhood

North Charleston, SC (October 23, 2014) – Two Charleston area families are set to begin their new lives as homeowners today as Charleston Habitat for Humanity marks the completion of their homes in the Joppa Way neighborhood of North Charleston. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will be on hand this afternoon to help dedicate the homes along with Charleston Habitat staff and volunteers. Chrisana Bligen

“We are excited to add two more families to the growing Joppa Way community,” said Jeremy Browning, Executive Director of Charleston Habitat. “I look forward to completing the rest of our homes in this neighborhood in the next two to three years.”

Jordan and Caitlyn O’Neill

Charleston Habitat for Humanity began building in Joppa Way in 2013, with plans to complete fifteen new structures in the community by 2018. Financial support for new homes comes from a combination of individual donations, grant funding, and corporate sponsorships from local and national business partners. The two homes dedicated today were supported in part by contributions from the Charleston Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Wells Fargo, Boeing, Dan Ryan Builders, and Cabot Creamery Cooperative.

“Our donation honored every Charleston citizen who had a stake in making this home a reality on behalf of our northeast farm families who own Cabot,” Senior VP of Marketing for Cabot Creamery Cooperative Roberta MacDonald remarked. “We salute Charleston Habitat for all they’re doing to make homes a reality.”

New homeowners Jordan and Caitlyn O’Neill and Chrisana Bligen officially take ownership of their new homes at the conclusion of today’s ceremony. “It is because of Habitat for Humanity that my prayers have been answered. Charleston Habitat for Humanity is truly a blessing and they touch the souls of many people,” Caitlyn O’Neill said.

Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Charleston Habitat for Humanity has built 77 new homes in the cities of Charleston and North Charleston, improving the lives of more than 500 community