A milestone for a Lowcountry non profit agency, and a new start for a Lowcountry family.
Tomorrow Habitat for Humanity will cut the ribbon on a brand new home for the Bermudez family.
The family will move in after putting in 400 hours of work alongside dozens of other Habitat for Humanity volunteers to bring the affordable home to life.
This is the 18th Habitat house in this development, and the 108th built so far in Beaufort and Jasper county.
"I think immediately of the families, the families who's lives have been changed forever," said Patricia Wirth, President/CEO Habitat for Humanity. "Poverty is no longer an issue, they have a simple decent place to live, and life changes when thats the case. Life is stable, the kids do better in school, the grow ups do better in their jobs, life just becomes better all the way around."
The 42 acres this home and 35 others have been built on in Hilton Head was all donated by the town.
The Bermudez family will be paying their own mortgage, interest free, thanks to Habitat.
If you would like to volunteer.. make a donation or find out more about Habitat for Humanity just contact them at habitathhi.org