In spring of 2021, Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative partnered with residents of the Booker T Washington Community to enhance the quality of life for every neighbor.
The neighborhood got together through several community meetings, both small and large, to decide on a Quality of Life Plan.
One of the goals that residents deemed important was Restored Housing. Restored Housing includes many efforts, ranging in scope from fully rehabbing vacant properties to completing minor repairs that allow the elderly to age in their home safely. In fall of 2021, Habitat for Humanity of Horry County made the choice to pilot a new Maintenance and Repair program in the Booker T Washington Community.
Mr. Weston was one of the first projects implemented!
Henry Weston is a veteran, an active member of Mt. Olive AME Church, and a loving neighbor. He has owned and lived in his home for 60+ years. He is also known for his cooking skills. Every time we came by his house to discuss the project, he always had a new dish for us to try!
Mr. Weston had an overgrown backyard with a fence that was falling over. He also had two concerning accessibility issues: front porch steps without a handrail and a set of cinder blocks in place of stairs to a shed that he utilizes frequently.
We completed these three projects over two different volunteer events!