PGA and Kiawah Island Resort build Habitat for Humanity home

JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - While many are looking forward to the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, one woman is looking forward to a home.  Volunteers from the PGA and Kiawah Island Resort began building a Habitat for Humanity house on Johns Island Saturday.

"We can't think of a better way to leave a bigger mark here in Charleston that is associated with the PGA Championship," said Roger Warren, President of Kiawah Island Resort.

The woman receiving the home is an employee of Kiawah Island Resort.  Warren said he is thrilled to be able to give "one of their own" a new home and a new start.

"I've never done anything like this before.  I'm thrilled that I'm able to do this for an employee who deserves it," said Warren.

With temperatures in the 90's, the build was filled with sweat, nails, and hard work.  Volunteers with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity also included people who are receiving a home themselves.  In order to comply with the program, participants who are receiving a home must put in 500 Sweat Equity hours.  One woman who will begin construction on her habitat home said she is in a similar situation as the woman receiving a home today.

"She has a young son and so do I.  I'm glad I am helping her dream come true.  I'm also learning a lot of things along the way so when it comes time to construct my home, I'll know what I'm doing!" said Tanya Archann.

The home is expected to be completed by the time the PGA Championship begins.

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