GREENVILLE, S.C. – A group of 17 business leaders came together Wednesday morning to kick-off the third annual Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County’s 2015 CEO Build.
The concept for the CEO Build comes from that idea of personal leadership – to ask some of Greenville’s most influential business leaders to come together to build a home for a family that normally would be unable to own a home, said Monroe Free, President and CEO of Habitat Greenville.
“It’s about making a difference, one family at a time,” he said. “It is important to understand the world around you. It’s hard to lead without that knowledge. That is what the CEO Build does.”
Participants in the 2015 campaign are: Jody Gallagher, AFL Global; Bob Morris, Community Foundation of Greenville; John Boyanoski, Complete Public Relations; Joe Erwin, Erwin-Penland; Chuck Hinton, Ethox Chemicals; John Uprichard, Find Great People; James Brown, Fluor Corporation; Ben Haskew, Greenville Chamber of Commerce; David Doser, Greenville County Redevelopment Authority; Dr. Keith Miller, Greenville Technical College; Jeff Beard, Heat Transfer; D.J. Rama, JHM Hotels; Don Erickson, Lockheed Martin; Delisa English, The Blood Connection; Seabrook Marchant, The Marchant Company; Ted Hendry, United Way of Greenville County and Steve Wetmore, Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
The home will be constructed in the Abigail Springs subdivision in Taylors. The homeowners will be the Kilgore family.
“Each member of the CEO Build will donate time and talent to the project during the next three months,” Free said. “And many of their employees will also participate.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County:
Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County was chartered in 1985 and has partnered with 323 families to help them build a home of their own. Through affordable home construction, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville strives to eliminate poverty housing and the social and economic problems it causes. Habitat Greenville is recipient of the 2015 Nonprofit Excellence Award given by the SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO). Learn more at www.habitatgreenville.org.