Hometown Habitat News

Habitat helps out after Hurricane Irma in Florida

Non-profits team up for Hurricane Irma relief

(Eustis, FL) Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, in partnership with Lake Cares Food Pantry, the Cross Church, and Second Harvest Food Bank, will offer free cases of bottled water, baby supplies, and food on Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th.  Local community volunteers will be onsite to assist with the distribution, excited to help residents throughout the area who are still without power.

Distribution will take place from 9AM-12PM Monday and Tuesday at 710 South Bay Street, Eustis Florida.  Monday’s distribution will consist of water and baby supplies only while Tuesday’s distribution will offer food, water, and baby supplies.

The donation of water came from the Lake Geauga Habitat for Humanity out of Chardon, Ohio where the local Habitat affiliate has been accepting donations of water all week for transport to the area.

Over the next few weeks Habitat of Lake-Sumter will mobilize resources to support local community members with repairs to homes damaged by the storm.  To donate or volunteer visit www.habitatls.org or call 352-483-0434.

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity to help Hurricane victims

Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is accepting donations of cases of bottled water for shipment to the Habitat affiliate in Central Florida in response to Hurricane Irma.

Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter will accept the water at its distribution center near Eustis, Florida, and distribute it to needy individuals and organizations affected by the hurricane in that area.

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter will Match Donations for Hurricane Relief

Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter will be accepting donations in support of hurricane Harvey recovery from September 6th-20th and has pledged to match the collective donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000. Community members can donate by cash, check, or credit card at any one of Habitat’s four ReStore locations, online at habitatls.org/donate-hurricane-harvey, or by calling 352-483-0434.

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Sponsor of the Month: Wells Fargo

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Thank you Wells Fargo and The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, along with local bank employees for rallying around the Veterans Village!  On September 9th, local employees will be onsite volunteering at the Veterans Village, working on homes that Wells Fargo and The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation helped fund.  We couldn’t do it without you!  Thank you for helping our Veterans build strength, stability, and self reliance through shelter.


ABOUT WELLS PHILANTHROPY

Wells Fargo support thousands of national and community-based nonprofits annually to help revitalize and strengthen communities. They are among the top corporate cash donors among U.S. companies, donating $281.3 million to 14,900 nonprofits in 2016 to support financial education, community development, affordable housing, education, disaster relief, clean technology, job training, environmental education, and other critical social, economic, and environmental challenges around the world.

Wells Fargo and the Wells Fargo Foundation provide monetary support, expertise, and volunteers to national and local nonprofit organizations and causes that align with our business priorities, values, business expertise, and geographies. They focus philanthropic activities on creating long-term, strategic relationships with nonprofits and other organizations to create innovative, sustainable solutions to meet local needs. Their team members help make an even bigger impact through their passion, time, and expertise.

Veterans Village Photo Tour

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Sponsor of the Month: Garney Construction

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Members from Garney Construction joined us for a Team Building day in support of our Veterans Village.  Team Builds are a great way to support the community, promote team moral, and gain exposure for your company or club.  Through Garney’s Team Build they made a financial investment as well as a physical investment, through hands on volunteering to rally together to support our Veteran families and supply them with a beautiful place to call home.  A big thanks to our partners at Garney Construction!

ABOUT GARNEY:

Garney is all about water. Clean water or dirty water. We move it. We treat it. We store it. Whatever your water needs, there is one simple solution – Garney.

Our relationship with water didn’t just happen. It’s been built project by project for more than half a century. As we’ve made the water flow, people across the country have come to depend on us for quality, integrity and the customer satisfaction that comes from getting more than your money’s worth. We are one of the nation’s leading water and wastewater contractors because we deliver more than water. We deliver excellence.

Garney. Advancing Water.

To learn more about Garney Construction visit them at http://www.garney.com/. To learn more about the Veterans Village or how to participate in a Team Build email danielle@habitatls.org.

 

 

LOCAL HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RECEIVES $7,000 GRANT FROM UPS FOUNDATION

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter has been awarded a $7,000 grant from The UPS Foundation to benefit Veterans Village, the 13-home development in Umatilla.

Habitat officials say the grant will be fund accessibility features for two houses, which will include a universal design concept with custom ramps and roll-in showers for veterans who may have a physical impairment.

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Out of Reach – The High Cost of Housing

The National Low Income Housing Coalition recently released their Out of Reach 2017 – The High Cost of Housing report.  Below are a few info-graphics that give us an overview of the state of housing in the U.S.  If you are interested in reading the entire report or using the interactive map features to learn more specifically about Lake and Sumter Counties, please visit the LIHC’s website:  www.nlihc.org/oor

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Habitat for Humanity honors Central Florida veterans with their own “village”