Who: Homes of Hope
Where: Greenville, SC
What: Homes of Hope is an organization based on bettering the community of Greenville one individual at a time. Now in its 18th year, Homes of Hope is committed to building safe, affordable and energy-efficient homes and restoring lives. Additionally, the organization strives to meet the needs of its community and clients through a men’s development program and community and economic development efforts.
How: By focusing on affordable housing, men’s development, economic development and financial wellness training, the Homes of Hope team strives to not only build houses but also creates a positive impact for the future. Homes of Hope offers affordable housing in a number of ways: affordable rentals, home ownership, LoCAL housing, and by partnering with local agencies serving the community’s homeless and at-risk populations.
The men’s development program is dedicated to providing recovering drug addicts and alcoholics with job training, life skills, and a community of support. Once the program is completed, men are equipped with construction-related skills and the participants graduate with a certification in Basic Residential Construction through Greenville Technical College’s Quick Jobs program.
How FLOCK Supports:
For the last 6 years, House of Raeford Farms FLOCK has partnered with Homes of Hope and has supported the organization through financial contributions. Volunteers and employees from FLOCK help sponsor the spring fundraising banquet and play on a team during the Homes of Hope Golf Classic. The proceeds from the tournament go directly to the organization’s men’s development and affordable housing programs. FLOCK is proud to support Homes of Hope in their outreach efforts to build homes and change lives.
“We appreciate all that Homes of Hope does to improve the lives of its clients and our community. It’s important work, all founded in the calling of God and is work that we are proud to support.”– Curtis Carr, House of Raeford Community Outreach Director