4Rivers Smokehouse coming to Volusia County!!

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Join us the day after Halloween for our famous Bar-Boo-Que on Saturday, Nov. 1st at Lake Monroe Park (975 U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary- just before the St Johns River bridge). Starting at 11:30 am and ending at 3pm, it will be a bootiful event with music, games for the kids, volleyball and raffles! But the special attraction is the FOOD presented by 4Rivers Smokehouse, arguably the world's best, but definitively voted Florida's Best BBQ by Cooking Light national magazine!

Adult tickets are $15 and include awesome Pulled Pork or quarter BBQ Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Potato Salad. Children's tickets are $5 for hot dog, chips and a cookie.  We also have homemade desserts baked by our wonderful volunteers !!

Tickets can be purchased on the website (please print your receipt and bring it with you as a ticket), at the ReStore, the office or from any board member...


Volunteer Appreciation Dinner for 2013

key club volunteersEight University High School Key Club members set up and decorated the dining area, served the meal and even provided the musical interlude during the recent Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.  Over 50 outstanding humanitarians were honored with recognition they so richly deserve at this fun Italian dinner.  With food provided by local restaurants, Goodfella’s and Olive Garden, and favorite desserts brought to share by the volunteers themselves, the evening proved to be time well spent !!!

A big thank you and pats on the back go out to the University High School Key Clubbers for a job well done providing support to the small group of Habitat volunteers coordinating the event.  What a pleasant experience to have such polite and enthusiastic young people pitching in to make the evening one to remember for our much appreciated volunteers. 

TD Bank- Affinity Program

td bankTD Banks' Affinity Membership Program offers an easy way to raise money for SWV Habitat for Humanity. If you have an account with TD Bank, you can link that account to us, and SWV Habitat will get $50 (for each new account) or $10 (if it's an existing account).  It's easy to sign up- just tell them you want to link the account to AF943 - SW Volusia Habitat for Humanity.  That's all you have to do !!! 

Golden Hammer Award Announced

Congratulations go out to the SW Volusia Habitat for Humanity ReStore Staff!!! They are the winners of the prestigious Golden Hammer Award, given annually in recognition of service and devotion to the ideals of Habitat for Humanity.  Cashiers Donna Croker, Dorothy Mazzola and Rick Vargas, furniture and appliance floor stocker Doug Graf and Assistant Manager Wayne Norwood are all excellent examples of servant leaders.  They have gone ‘above and beyond’ what has been expected of them in their job descriptions during this past year of restructuring within the affiliate.  They have not only held the ReStore together during a period of some uncertainty, they have also made it prosper!!! We are ALL so proud of their accomplishments!!! Stop by the SW Volusia Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 196 W. Blue Springs Av in Orange City, FL and congratulate them on a job well done!!!  To see more photos from the recent Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, visit our Facebook page

Shredding for Scholarships 2014

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Please help us say thank you to Alligator Shredding !!! Our Shredding for Scholarships event on Saturday, April 11, 2014 was the most successful ever !!! In five short hours, we raised over $800 to benefit our Homeowner Scholarship Fund.  Isn't that amazing??? Thank you to the community for coming out with  your household documents to be shredded !! Thank you to the homeowners and future homeowners who volunteered to make the event a huge success !!! And a VERY SPECIAL thank you to the owners of Alligator Shredding, who gave up their time off, and the use of their shredding truck to benefit our homeowners !!!! Thank you ALL so much !!!!

Alligator Shredding is available to securely shred for businesses and homes; they are one of the few companies that will come out to homes or storage facilities on a one time or irregular basis.  Just give them a call (321-214-1366).  You can also find them on Facebook.


Chase Bank's Community Revitalization Program Donates Properties

Chase Bank's Community Revitalization Program Donates Properties to Habitat for Humanity for Family Homeschase bank logo

JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chase Bank, through the Chase REO Community Revitalization Program, recently made an extraordinary impact on Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity and its mission of partnering with low-income, hardworking SW Volusia County families to build safe, decent, and affordable housing through the donation of three Chase properties in Deltona and Orange City.  These properties enable Habitat for Humanity the opportunity to build in partnership with qualified partner families in SW Volusia County through no-interest loans!  We must wholeheartedly thank our partners at Chase Bank for their incredible kindness and generosity!  If you are interested in applying for one of these homes please call 386-774-1553 for more information or download an application at HOW TO APPLY today! 

Amazon Smile: You shop. Amazon Gives.

amazon boxesAmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support SWV Habitat every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price* to SWV Habitat. To shop at AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.  Everything else about the Amazon online shopping experience stays the same, including the shopping cart, wishlists and shipping options. The prices are also the same.  You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. The only difference is: when you start your visit at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to SWV Habitat.  Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible and neither are digital items (but that may change in the future, according to Amazon).

Thank you to our Community Partner- John Knox Village of Central Florida



SW Volusia Habitat for Humanity is extremely grateful to one of our generous community partners, John Knox Village of Central Florida.  They have generously donated the contents of three houses scheduled for demolition to Southwest Volusia Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.  Habitat's professionally led and trained team of volunteers, including students from Stetson University’s Campus Chapter and Youth United, carefully removed donation items from the residences for resale at the Southwest Volusia Habitat ReStore located at 196 W. Blue Springs Avenue in Orange City.  This donation is environmentally friendly since the program diverts potential construction waste from local landfills.  Material donations are sold at a discount to the public which helps reduce the cost of home improvement and generates proceeds which go towards supporting Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building affordable homes for hard-working, low-income families.  Once their demolition and construction project is complete, John Knox will expand their full-service senior living community.  Thank you so much to John Knox Village of Central Florida !! 

To see more photos of our Weekday Warriors, Stetson Campus Chapter and Youth United students, follow the link below.