Students raise $100K to build home for Greer family


GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) — A family will move into their new home thanks in large part to students at Riverside High School.

Last fall, students raised more than $100,000 to fund construction of the home on E. Fairview Avenue in Greer. 

Students also helped build the house – the 351st Habitat for Humanity home in Greenville County.

The Johnson family will move into the house on Wednesday, May 23.

Kanya Johnson was renting a duplex before joining the Habitat Home Ownership Program and putting in more than 200 hours of “sweat equity” to help build the three bedroom, two bath energy-efficient house for her family.

Habitat Greenville President and CEO Monroe Free praised Riverside High students’ efforts.

“We are so proud of the work these students did, and especially the heart with which they did it. Their spirit of generosity is creating new opportunities for the Johnson family. They are not just building a house, but a home where the Johnson family will thrive,” Free said in a statement.

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