Bon Secours St. Francis Health System employees recently dedicated a home they built at 16 Ferdlee Reid for the Leake family in Greenville’s Sterling community.
This is the sixth home Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and their employees have helped build through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County, according to a news release. As part of its mission to bring help to those in need, Bon Secours has committed to building ten homes in the Sterling community over the next several years.
As a Habitat Greenville program participant, the Leake family completed 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 200 hours of “sweat equity,” building their home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners. They will pay an affordable mortgage for the home, the news release said.
“We are deeply grateful for the generous support of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, and for their dedication to building healthy communities through affordable housing,” Monroe Free, president and CEO of Habitat Greenville, said in the release. “They are truly making a difference in our community.”
Chartered in 1985, Habitat Greenville has completed construction of more than 360 homes, the release said.