County Habitat for Humanity is an organization dedicated to eliminating
substandard housing and assisting those in need. Using funds generated
from donated items sold in their "Restore", the CCHH is
able to renovate houses and at times, build new homes.
"Since 1977 we have built houses in neighborhoods throughout
Clay County. Shelter is a basic human need, and Habitat strives
to achieve its goal of eliminating poverty housing and making decent,
affordable homes a reality for all families."
Working through a neighborhood, CCHH strives to revitalize a community,
thus increasing property value for all homes in the area. Using
both skilled and unskilled workers, the construction force is comprised
almost entirely of volunteers. On January 11, 2012, one such group
of volunteers rolled up their sleeves, picked up a hammer and went
VP-62, stationed at
NAS Jacksonville sent a group of seasoned professionals. They're
expertise, however, lay in the field of Anti-submarine warfare and
not so much in framing, hanging drywall or replacing floors. Still,
they shined. It took each member little to no time to survey the
mission, inventory supplies and assets, and then become masters
in the business of renovating a house. To excel is Standard Operating
Procedures for the United States Navy and more importantly, they
were all volunteers.
Equally impressive are the regular volunteers with the Clay County
Habitat for the Humanities and Restore facilities. Many of the dwellings
they refurbish are in serious need of renovation. The Construction
Superintendent Marvin Taylor possess the skills and determination
to follow each project through to it's completion.
Regardless of the diversity of the volunteers brought together on
any particular day, or any particular project, the job runs smoothly,
quality work is produced and those in need are provided an attractive,
comfortable house they can call "home."
efforts of both the Restore and the construction crew ensure the
continued success of the Clay County Habitat for Humanity. They
will continue to improve the quality of life for a great number
of people. They will continue to make a difference.
thanks to the VP-62 Broad Arrows.
Your efforts reflect the highest standards of military tradition,
community involvement and professional pride. Well done.
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wishing to volunteer or donate gently used household items to the
Restore can visit their website by clicking on the link below.