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Meet Barry, our Newest CORE Volunteer!

CORE Volunteer

Meet Barry, the newest CORE Volunteer. Barry joined Clay County Habitat for Humanity in November 2023 and has already devoted over 100 hours of his time. After retiring, Barry moved to Clay County from Michigan and sought a meaningful way to spend his time. He found his calling in volunteering, and he enjoys spending his …

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Meet Keri, our newest Partner Family!

Keri is employed in logistics at a well-known national company. Despite having a good job, she finds it difficult to afford housing for her family. The escalating costs of rent and homes have made it challenging for her and many families like hers to find a place to call their own. They are constantly under …

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February Faith Moment by Father Sullivan

Father Sullivan

Simon, later to be known as Peter, was one of the twelve apostles chosen by Jesus. He was very surprised one day to hear Jesus talk about how important it was to forgive others. Jesus said that we should always forgive. Simon asked, “How often should we forgive, seven times seven?” “No,” said Jesus, “seventy …

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State Housing Initiatives Partnership Funding

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Clay County Habitat for Humanity announces it has secured funding through the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP), a new down payment assistance program for qualifying citizens. Through this program, more people will now be eligible for Habitat’s zero-interest, affordable mortgage payment loans. The program is open to residents who have lived in Clay County for …

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Meet Melissa, our newest Board Member!

Melissa

Melissa Johnson is our newest board member! She comes to the board with over 24 years of experience in banking. She is a lifelong employee of Bank of America in Jacksonville and a resident of Green Cove Springs. She enjoys volunteering in the community but is also an avid runner (training for the 2024 Boston …

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January Faith Moment by Father Sullivan

Father Sullivan

We have just begun a NEW year! The word new always has an element of surprise and expectation. We associate it with excitement. Think of getting a new suit, dress, or shoes. Think of what it feels like to walk out of a car dealership with a new car! If you are a single person …

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December Faith Moment – by Father Sullivan

Father Sullivan

December is a great month as we celebrate the holiday that most people enjoy the most in the year, namely Christmas. Right now, people are putting up their Christmas trees and decorating them. They send Christmas cards, plan parties and shop for gifts for family members and friends. Young children write to Santa to make …

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Meet Our CORE Volunteer, Steve!

Steve Webster joined Clay County Habitat for Humanity in March, making a significant step in his journey after retiring from federal services a year ago, where he specialized in the engineering and energy fields. He relocated to Clay County in 2017 from Ohio when he transferred to the area with the Navy. Since retiring, Steve …

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November Faith Moment – by Father Sullivan

Father Sullivan

Some years ago, I was browsing in the Orange Park Mall. It was sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was busy. People were bustling around frantically trying to get their gift list completed. I was strolling along, enjoying the atmosphere – and that atmosphere was pretty cheerful. But, suddenly, it all changed! Three or four …

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October Faith Moment – by Father Sullivan

Father Sullivan

Many of you may remember the game show on television some years ago called “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.” The contestants were asked different questions and won a certain amount of money for each correct answer. But a wrong answer meant immediate elimination. There was a line that the host used after a contestant …

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