Habitat for Humanity began building relationships with the families in the Wall Street Community.It began with understanding their gifts, dreams and concerns. Asking what do they believe will transform the neighborhood and enhance their quality of life? Habitat is not the architect of revitalization. Instead, we tailor our work to the aspirations and dreams of residents who take on leadership roles in their community’s renewal.
HFHBC and HFHI consultants met with residents, town and county officials, church leaders, and local business peopleto measure the sense of community. Consultants Karimah Nonyameko and James Johnson, issued a report in April 2014. It states, “Stakeholders are willing to work together for change, and would like to work with Habitat. Stakeholders have started identifying assets they can offer to revitalize Wall Street…The culture and pride of the neighborhood is still present in longtime residents.
Many have worked tirelessly to maintain a sense of community.”
Jericho Prayer Walk in July 2014.
Thirty three residents and partners walked silently in prayer to the build site of three new Habitat homes.
Wall Street Neighborhood Coalition formed. The Coalition holds monthly meetings to clarify the purpose, principles, timeline and resources for the coalition.
Habitat for Humanity hosted three Wellness Games event
in partnership with Trident United Way, McDonalds, Grace Reformed Episcopal Church and Subway. The Wellness Games encouraged all members of the community to live a more active and healthy lifestyle.
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County was awarded a $70,000 grant
from Lowe’s to revitalize the Wall Street neighborhood in Moncks Corner as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization, a nationwide program dedicated to serving more families through community development partnerships.
Oct. 26, 2017
Lowe's Heroes Planting Hope Event: Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County hosted over 30 of the Lowe’s Heroes Planting Hope employees on Oct. 26 at the community center build site. Lowe’s Heroes had the opportunity to get to know the Wall Street residents, planted the beautiful landscaping around the center and embodied the saying “Community is Unity.”