St. Helena Islandis an important place for LowCountry Habitat for Humanity. The first house constructed by LowCountry Habitat in 1991 was on St. Helena Island and is currently part of a working farm. Homeowner Sara Reynolds’vision is to encourage local youth to understand and appreciate the agricultural richness of St. Helena Island. It is her ongoing mission to teach principles of sustainability and self-sufficiency. She currently serves on LowCountry Habitat’s Board of Directors.
Historic Penn Centerwas instrumental in helping LowCountry Habitat obtain land for four houses built on Paulik Place. These homes were sponsored by volunteers from Dataw Island, Fripp Island/Harbor Island, Spring Island and the Women Build project. In the near future, we will begin building another home on St. Helena Island for a hard-working family in our community.
Another link between the residents and businesses on St. Helena Island is the upcoming UpCycled Art Auctionat 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Frissell House at Penn Center. Partners and sponsors will gather to enjoy a Lowcountry Boil provided by Boondocks Restaurant while bidding on many works of art recycled and reimagined from selections at the Habitat ReStore. Live auctioneer Deanna Bowdish will present some remarkable items while others will be available for silent auction bids. An UpCycled Art Auction is a celebration of local and regional artists who have repurposed, recycled, reclaimed or reimagined materials to create art.
Tickets are limited and can be purchased on line at http://www.lowcountryhabitat.org/”www.lowcountryhabitat.org.