Welcome, Beard Family, to Simpsonville’s Ward 3!

The last Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County build in the Boyd/Morton neighborhood (Hill St.) is complete and was dedicated today. Welcome the Beard family to Ward 3 of the City of Simpsonville! Rhonda Mauldin is the store manager of the Food Lion, and earlier this year she asked me about getting involved with one of the Habitat builds. She saw a natural alignment between Food Lion Feeds, the grocery store’s charitable work to end hunger in the community, and the work to provide affordable housing in our community. I connected Rhonda with Noel Pagan at Habitat, and voila! Thanks to Rhonda and Food Lion, the Beard family has their new kitchen stocked with food! How awesome is this?! This build was sponsored by the Golden Strip Coalition, which includes several local area churches. So many people worked together to make this happen. It’s a true #OneSimpsonville success! #StrongSCcities

In 2015, I promised to work towards “One Simpsonville,” where local government, businesses, residents, and non-profits would work together for the betterment of our city. In our first year in office, we worked to reestablish a mutually beneficial relationship between the City of Simpsonville and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. Promises made, promises kept.

Photos courtesy of Rhonda Mauldin via Facebook.