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What makes our organization successful?  Quite simply, it's seeing how lives are transformed by providing affordable housing that establishes strength, stability and self-reliance in our homeowners. Throughout the years, some of our families have shared with us the impact that having an East Cooper Habitat for Humanity home has made on them and we're happy to share these stories here.


Terri and her daughter moved into their East Cooper Habitat for Humanity home in Mount Pleasant nine years ago. Recently, Terri reminisced about her early days as a Habitat homeowner. “I think there is an additional blessing that Habitat didn’t realize they gave us in our neighborhood. They took a group of mostly single moms who had challenging, difficult backgrounds and we came together. Over time, we were able to build this incredible community where any time you need anything, someone is there. It is special and unique.”

Latoya is the owner of an East Cooper Habitat for Humanity home that was part of a Builders Blitz program 12 years ago, when Steve Kendrick and his business Structures Building Company, donated and built her home in one week. Latoya’s daughter Dakeliah shared with us at our 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party, “Growing up in a Habitat house finally felt like home - I finally had my own room! Being around Habitat is like being around family.”