Saluda Bluffs

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A Simple Decent Place to Live Everyone deserves a simple decent place to live. When care is not taken to assure quality, a simple decent place to live can turn into a nightmare for a homeowner. One such nightmare is a community built by Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County called Saluda Bluffs. Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County through negligence or incompetence has provided homes that structurally unsound and medically unsafe for their homeowners, thus turning a simple decent place to live into a nightmare for the homeowner. About ninety-five million people, one third of the nation, have housing problems including a high-cost burden, overcrowding, poor quality shelter and homelessness. Habitat…show more content…
I am the owner of the first house built in this community. Before ground was broken on my home, my daughter and I, completed more than five thousand volunteer hours. We worked at various building sites painting, cleaning mud from carpet, hanging doors, cutting grass and hauling away trash. Many of our hours were spent at the Habitat re-sale store sorting and cleaning donated items which were then sold to make money to build more homes. In the community known as Saluda Bluffs there are seventy-three homes. Fifty-six of these homes are built slab on grade, meaning they are built directly on a concrete slab. The remaining seventeen homes are built on a raised concrete block…show more content…
These concerns include: concrete block foundations that have not been water proofed, slab foundations that are cracked, cracks in walls and ceilings, windows that crack or break for no reason, mold, standing water in lawns due to poor or improper drainage, and broken water pipes. Of the twenty-three homeowners experiencing problems I would like to share with you the major concerns of just ten. A charitable organization that helps the working poor is something that everyone wants to get involved in. Habitat for Humanity attracts such celebrities as former President Jimmy Carter, his wife Rosalynn, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Newman, Tom Brokaw, Reba McIntyre, and Coretta Scott King makes everyone want to get involved. However, when the people that are being helped are left with a disaster that was suppose to be realization of the American dream does anybody want to help
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