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Encompass' Habitat for Humanity Effort

May 24, 2013

On May 24, 2013, a team from Nelson Mullins Encompass, including Heyward Bonyata, Michael Brickman, Allan Crawford, Renee Dankner, Kim Patton, Andrew Raynal, and Janet Hamilton, embarked on a heartfelt journey together. Dedicating time and effort, the team worked to help build a Habitat for Humanity House as part of the Richland County Bar Association's BUILDable hours program.

Team Encompass quickly mastered the knack of siding a house and, with borrowed hammers and nail aprons, were off and running -feverishly measuring, cutting, and nailing for most of the afternoon. The house was relocated by tractor-trailer to Chapin for a family that included mom, dad, and 3 children, ages 9, 5 and 2.

Habitat has helped build or repair more than 600,000 houses and served more than 3 million people around the world. Each Habitat family has to put in 500 hours of sweat equity in order to qualify.

The Encompass team helped provide hope and a home for a family who has been building equity - helping others build homes -for 3 years.

Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Through the work of Habitat, thousands of low-income families have found new hope in the form of affordable housing.