Quarterly news & updates
June 2021 | Issue 1
Donors Spotlight
What is Midlands Gives?
An initiative of Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives brings the region together as one community throughout the year, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties. Since 2014, Midlands Gives has raised more than $15.9 million for hundreds of local nonprofits.
Midlands Gives 2021 Donors
Bubba and Nicole Bailey
Samara Castleberry
Mark and Robin Cox
Eddie and Darlene Hebert
Zach Lowe
Thomas and Bronwyn McElveen
Joe and Kathy McElveen
Kristi Miller
Archie and Sarah Parnell
Kate and Nick Price
Jay Schwartz
Kerry Stubbs
Melissa White
Mark your calendars for Midlands Gives 2022!
Midlands Gives day of giving will be Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.
We would also like to thank La'Tonya Blanding for donating and raising money through a Facebook Fundraiser in honor of her birthday!

Debbie Bowen of Bowen and Associates Realty

Jimmy Lowery of JR'S Fresh Boiled PNuts, Produce, & More

Dan Palumbo of Kona Ice of Sumter/West Columbia

Cary Coker of Nu-Idea School Supply for their generous donation

Alice Drive Baptist Church

First Presbyterian Church of Sumter

Traditions Catering

Flour Power Bakes & Cakes

Aleph Wines Corporation
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An Additional Thank You to the Following Individuals and Businesses for Making Our Move to
812 South Guignard Drive Possible:
Concrete Supply
Computer Central
Palcom Solutions
Our Valued Volunteers
Volunteers from Team Shaw
Lynam Construction 
Brown- Watson, Inc.
Project Josiah Restoration Ministry
The Ceiling Fan Man
IGA Wesmark 
Davis Mitchum Land Surveying
Nancy with Weatherly Insulation 
Elvira’s Mobile Steel Services
Randy Wells
Emerald, Inc.
Highlight: New Award Given for the First Time from Sumter H4H
Theresa White (left), Executive Director of Sumter Habitat for Humanity, presents Mr. Frank Edwards of the Williams-Brice- Edwards Charitable Trust with the Hammer of Appreciation Award. The first two Hammer of Appreciation Awards were given at a private event on April 15th, 2021.
The second recipient of the Hammer of Appreciation Award went to Eaton Corporation. Pictured: L’Tonya Blanding (left), a member of the Sumter Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and Eaton Corporation employee, accepts the Hammer of Appreciation Award from Theresa White (middle), Executive Director of Sumter Habitat for Humanity.
Golden Hammer Award

The Golden Hammer of Appreciation is an Award of Gratitude given to an individual, industry, organization, or business for their philanthropic support and generous contributions towards Sumter Habitat for Humanity and its mission. The first Hammer of Appreciation Awards were given in 2021 to Eaton Corp and Frank Edwards of the Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust for the difference they have made in making Sumter Habitat for Humanity’s vision of “a place where everyone has a decent place to live” a reality. 
Hooray for Homeownership!
Every person should have the decent shelter they need to thrive. The families who partner with Habitat for Humanity to build and improve places to call home come from a variety of backgrounds and are selected at a local level.

The basis for a family’s selection is their level of need for better housing, their willingness to partner with us and work alongside volunteers, and their ability to pay an affordable mortgage.
Families may find themselves in need of decent shelter due to a variety of circumstances — unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded living conditions, damaged or dilapidated structures, unsafe neighborhoods, or lack of access to land and affordable financing.

When families partner with Habitat, they start down a new path — one with far fewer barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. Habitat homeowners play a hands-on role in the homeownership process, from sweat equity hours to financial education classes. Habitat and the families who partner with us understand that a home is a far-reaching investment. A home is a strong foundation on which the families who partner with Habitat can grow and thrive.
When a family makes their last mortgage payment, it is a celebration for both the family and for all of us at Sumter Habitat for Humanity. There is no better testimony that we are successfully fulfilling our mission than homeownership. To us, the best kind of confetti is that of a ripped up mortgage. Sumter Habitat for Humanity is proud to say that we have had four mortgage shreddings and families who have completed their Mortgage Payments in May 2021.

A Sincere Congratulations to:
The Henry Family
The Johnson Family
The McFadden Family
The Ricks Family
Poll - DIY Classes Using ReStore Finds
Would you be interested in taking a DIY Class hosted by Sumter Habitat for Humanity?
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No, I don't do DIY.
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What's Been Happening at Habitat
Sumter Today: A Sumter-based industry gives back to the community in a big way

Eaton Corporation has a charitable fund, and a recent check presentation marked the company’s third financial sponsorship to Habitat for Humanity.

This is the largest sponsorship of the three, and the $85,000 will allow for Habitat to fund a full build for a deserving family.

We stopped by the check presentation to learn more about the partnership and how it’s aimed at helping those in the community who need a hand and a hammer.
Sumter Habitat for Humanity prepares for opening of facility with private ceremony
4/17/2021 - BY KAREEM WILSON

The Sumter Habitat for Humanity hosted a private open house ceremony for community members and local officials to view the new Habitat for Humanity ReStore and administration office before its grand opening at 812 S. Guignard Drive on Thursday. At the ceremony, Executive Director Theresa White presented the organization's Appreciation Hammer Award to Eaton Corp. and Frank Edwards of the Williams Brice Edwards Charitable Trust for their contributions to the organization.
Sumter's Habitat for Humanity ReStore grand re-opening draws crowd
5/11/2021 - BY KAREEM WILSON

The Sumter Habitat for Humanity ReStore held a grand re-opening at its new store and administration office on South Guignard Drive on Saturday. As customers shopped, they also participated in the store's fishbowl sale allowing them to draw discounts off their entire purchase in the store. There were also vendors and outdoor activities at the new facility.
The Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at Sumter Habitat for Humanity at 812 South Guignard Drive
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Make a difference in your community. Shop at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/57-0835811 to generate donations for Sumter Habitat for Humanity and check out our AmazonSmile Charity Lists to donate items we need most.
Vehicle donations are another way to support Sumter Habitat for Humanity’s mission! It’s quick and easy to donate your old car, truck, boat, motorcycle and more – whether they run or not! Vehicle donations may be eligible for tax deduction if you itemize (consult a tax advisor or the IRS).
When you make a donation to Cars for Homes, you help Sumter Habitat for Humanity build and repair homes with families in need in your own community. Learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program or to make a donation you can donate online or call toll-free to 1-877-277-4344.
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