Through the years, several homes have been donated to Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity, but the organization has never had a week of generosity like this before.
The nonprofit announced Wednesday it had received two homes in the greater Bluffton area. One was donated by a homeowner who wished to remain anonymous, and the other was a foreclosed home from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.
Habitat will fix up the houses and sell them to fund a home-building project on Hilton Head Island.
Local Habitat president Patricia Wirth said the organization has never received two homes in one week.
One home is in Sun City, and the other is in Pine Forest Village, off Malphrus Road. Neither will be sold to Habitat recipients because the property-association dues make both of them inappropriate for resale to low-income families, Wirth said. Both homes are in good condition and need only little work before they can be sold, Wirth said.
In a recent home donation, Habitat for Humanity spent about $5,000 on repairs, but the two donated this week likely will cost less to upgrade, she said. One appears to only need a new coat of paint on the garage floor, Wirth said.
Profits from the sale of the two homes will be used to fund work at The Glen, a Habitat community off Marshland Road on Hilton Head. The money will be used to complete the infrastructure for the project's first phase and help with engineering and infrastructure costs in later phases, according to a news release.
Road paving in the neighborhood is expected to begin next week, and home construction will start by early October, Wirth said.
Volunteers are needed to work on the two donated houses and on building ones in The Glen. To volunteer, go to the island Habitat chapter website.
Since its founding in 1990, the Habitat chapter has built 92 houses in the Lowcountry, with 16 more planned in The Glen.
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