Friday, March 28, 2014
CHARLESTON – Like many organizations, Habitat for Humanity relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission to “build houses and hope.” Locallyowned SUBWAY® restaurants are thanking Habitat volunteers at work sites across the Carolinas with a free catered lunch during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12.
“We recognize that volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat,” explained Greg Thomas, Executive Director for the South Carolina Association of Habitat for Humanity Affiliates. “We appreciate Subway joining us to show our neighbors and community members we value what they do to make our state better.”
Approximately 2,000 Habitat for Humanity volunteers working across the Carolinas will be catered boxed lunches by the local franchise owners and employees of SUBWAY® restaurants, including Habitat volunteers in Berkeley, Dorchester, East Cooper, Charleston, Georgetown and Sea Island areas.
“There are many unsung heroes who help make our community a better place,” said Rhonda Kilgore, a local owner of SUBWAY® restaurants in the Charleston area. “We wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘thanks’ to Habitat volunteers for giving back in a very tangible way.”
Each year, Habitat for Humanity’s 36 affiliates in South Carolina depend on thousands of volunteers to complete well over 200 building projects. The spring build season is underway. Information on becoming a Habitat volunteer is available at http://bit.ly/habitatsc.
Volunteering in the United States fell in 2013 to its lowest rate since tracking began just over a decade ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report.
South Carolina has an annual volunteer rate of 25.5 percent, with 914,410 volunteers serving 133.4 million total hours per year.
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