September 14, 2016
On Wednesday, September 14, Bon Secours St. Francis employees raised the walls of the home they are building for the Fox family in Greenville’s Sterling community. This is the third Habitat home that Bon Secours St. Francis Health System and their employees have helped build. They have committed to building seven more homes in the Sterling community over the next several years.
“Bon Secours St. Francis Health System stands committed to Greenville County and specifically the Sterling community by not only providing excellent healthcare, but also supporting initiatives such as affordable housing which is in keeping with our mission of being Good Help to Those in Need®. We are honored to partner with Habitat for Humanity in their efforts to make homeownership a reality for so many well-deserving families. On behalf of all the staff at Bon Secours St. Francis, we are eager to begin the build for the Fox family and will be spending hundreds of hours in sweat equity as a labor of love for our community,” said Craig McCoy, CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
Wednesday’s wall raising is a significant milestone in the Fox family’s journey to home ownership. As a Habitat Greenville program participant, Alaina Fox will complete 25 hours of homeownership education classes as well as 200 hours of “sweat equity,” building her home and the homes of other Habitat homeowners. She will pay an affordable mortgage for the home. After the wallraising, sponsors, partners, and volunteers wrote well-wishes to the family on the framing to be used in construction of the home.
“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,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director of Habitat Greenville. “They are truly making a difference in our community.”