Aug. 3, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH - The Coastal Carolina women's basketball team spent the morning of Saturday, Aug. 3 not on the court of The HTC Center or in the film room, but donating their time and efforts to the Horry County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
The 12-member team along with assistant coach Sha'Rae Mitchell arrived at the Habitat for Humanity site at 8 a.m. ready to work on a recently acquired home. The team broke into small groups of three and four players to begin their day's assignment of painting. With guidance and instruction from Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinators, the Chanticleers painted the entire interior of the home, including the ceilings. After three-plus hours of work had passed, the team had completed the day's task and was treated to lunch provided by the Habitat for Humanity staff.
"Community service is a focal point for our program," said first-year head coach Jaida Williams. "Being a Chanticleer is more than putting on a jersey and playing basketball; it is also a responsibility to be a top-notch student and a steward in the community. Donating time and work to charities is a great way for our program to give back to the community that supports them throughout the season."
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Horry County builds simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with those in need. The homes are then sold to those partners at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage. Habitat does NOT give houses away. Volunteers provide most of the labor and individual, church, and corporate donors provide funding and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest hundreds of hours of sweat equity - building their own homes and homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving fund for Habitat and are used to build more houses in our community.
Click HERE for Horry County Habitat for Humanity volunteer information.