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3rd Annual Habitat Family Olympics

Updated: Jun 27, 2020

Rev. Cameron Wilson partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg to facilitate the Habitat Family Olympics again this year! This is our third year coordinating this event for Habitat homeowners and their children in our community.

Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. In Spartanburg, they offer a Homeownership Program to help deserving families achieve ownership of safe, decent, and affordable housing they might not otherwise obtain. This year, they also launched a Critical Home Repair Program, which will help maintain the health, safety, and accessibility of housing for older homeowners in our community.

However, they know these services are only one small part of God's plans for these families, so they also equip every single client with knowledge and skills to help them be successful in every area of their lives. This is where the Family Olympics plays such a critical role.

Each year, we invite Habitat families into our church to learn about physical wellness, financial literacy, work-life balance, community involvement, family communication, and spiritual growth. Attendees enjoy free food, fun games to reinforce the lessons, and prizes donated by Upstate Family Resource Center. This year, we hosted speakers from Nautilus Fitness Center, Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union, SC Works, Spartanburg City Police Department, and Upstate Fatherhood Coalition. Our own Rev. Cameron Wilson taught a lesson on spiritual growth for the families.

We impacted 10 families with 30 total individuals through this year's event, including a few new folks from the Greenville area who drove up to participate. Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg staff said this is one of their most popular events every year, and we are proud to partner with them to support deserving families in the Upstate!

For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website, follow them on Facebook, or call their office at (864) 591-2221.

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Contributed by: Sarah Burnett

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