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Gil Winder’s Many Hats of Service at Habitat


What can we NOT say about Gil and everything he brings to Habitat? 
Gil volunteers on the construction site three days a week. Plus, he takes photos at every home dedication and groundbreaking. His photos help to capture the story of each Habitat family.

It does not matter the weather conditions or task at hand on the build site, Gil is always there and ready to help out in anyway, and has done so for many years.

When  the construction site closed during the height of the pandemic in 2020, Gil was constantly calling, asking “what can I do to help”. During that time, he found there was a need in the ReStore to test electronics and repair them. He immediately asked if he could lend a hand. Suddenly, Gil added to his already busy volunteer schedule, three days a week at the ReStore. 

In late 2020, we opened the construction sites back up to a limited number of volunteers. Gil was one of the first volunteer back in the action.

He now volunteers 2-3 days a week at the build site and 2-3 days in the ReStore a week. He continues to be our resident photographer at all Ground Breakings and Home Dedications…..even in the rain and cold. 

Gil understands Habitat’s mission and has a passion for serving his fellow man. Gil never wants to be in the spotlight or take credit for his hard work and dedication. It is people like Gil that make Habitat for Humanity of Horry County and the families we serve successful.

When you think of Gil, you cannot help but think of this bible verse:  “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13

This is why Gil is a volunteer we are so greatly to have in our Habitat family. Thank you Gil for all you do! 

– Chad Charles, Construction Director


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