A $398,000 Community Grant acquired with the city of Clemson allowed Pickens County Habitat and students of Clemson and Tri-County Tech to accomplish the unimaginable. Five Habitat homes were constructed in a two-week period during the nation’s first-ever student “Blitz Build.” The grant paid for all infrastructure on the six-acre tract of land in Clemson that would soon become home to five families. Clemson Sororities and Fraternities raised nearly $225,000 for the project. More than 3,000 students completed 10,000 volunteer hours during the Blitz. Work continued on the houses in the four weeks following the Blitz with students from other universities spending their spring breaks building Habitat homes in Clemson.
Since 1981, Pickens County Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated more than 100 safe, decent, and affordable homes for more than 300 individuals in need.