Hometown Habitat News

Veterans Village: A Project Update

 

What’s Next?

  • In June we will be dedicating the homes for our first set of homeowners and celebrating them!  We hope you can join us.
  • In late June we will be laying the foundation for the next four homes.
  • We will be finalizing the Master Plan and all the floors plans by our last round of building in December.

Interested in coming out for a tour?

Give Danielle a call 352-630-3318

Want to come out and volunteer?

Give Carlos a call 352-483-0434 Ext 118

National Women Build Week 2017

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What is Women Build?

2017 marks Habitat’s 10th Annual National Women Build Week – a time that invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

On May 9th-13th women from all over Lake and Sumter Counties will come together at our Wildwood New Home Construction Site to join an expected 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Each year, Lowe’s provides the support of their employee volunteers, Lowe’s Heroes, and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds.

How to get involved…

  • Learn new construction skills at one of our How-To Clinics, compliments of Lowe’s of Mount Dora.
  • Come out and build with us!
  • Promote Women Build Week, and help us build strength and stability through shelter.
  • Donate to Women Build.

Frequently asked questions

Are men allowed?

Yes, men are welcome. In fact, the future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.

How does Habitat empower women?

Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

Who do I contact to get involved?

Connect with Carlos, Director of Volunteer Services – Carlos@habitatls.org or -352-483-0434 Ext. 119

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Habitat of Lake-Sumter in Search of Veteran Home Owners

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida is in search of qualified Veteran home owners interested in living in the Veterans Village community in Umatilla, FL.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Habitat of Lake-Sumter is so grateful to have been a recipient of this year’s award through Publix Super Market Charities.  The generosity of Publix will fund over 25 preservation and repair projects throughout Lake and Sumter Counties this year.

Over the years, Publix associates have generously volunteered to assist with building homes. Recently, the Publix Serves initiative has helped associates devote time to making a difference, and many have spent Publix Serves Day performing tasks such as painting, carpentry, and landscaping in order to support local affiliates in their communities.

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The house that love built

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For two young boys and their mother, today’s warmest Christmas gift has been simmering for months.

It started with a chance encounter.

It fostered because of a community that cares, including a club of Villagers who have made compassionate acts a habit and a hometown bank full of employees willing to help anyone, but soon realizing it was someone they knew well.

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Habitat for Humanity home helps family of 4 in Eustis

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A Lake County mom and her three children will finally have a home for the holidays.

  • 3rd new home in Lake County built by Habitat for Humanity
  • Home in Eustis went to mother of three
  • Next home dedication will be in Lady Lake

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Habitat To Celebrate Completion Of Family Home In Eustis

 

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On Thursday, December 15th at 8:00am, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter will be hosting a ceremony to celebrate the completion the Eisinger Family’s new home in Eustis. The celebration will be an opportunity to view the finished home, meet the Eisinger family, and enjoy light refreshments and good company. Habitat welcomes the public to attend the ceremony – To RSVP or for more details please call Shari Kuck at shari@habitatls.org or at 352-483- 0434 Ext 118.

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Charity begins at home

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake Sumter has helped families in need of safe and decent housing achieve the American dream since 1989, and now the organization is in the early stages of building Veterans Village and is looking into the future. Constructing a community of micro homes—affordable housing for seniors and millennials—just may be on the horizon.

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A Place To Call Home

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The familiar adage “birds of a feather flock together” works well when referring to how people with similar experiences find a true bond when they’re together.

For many veterans, including those recently returned stateside, that proverb often helps facilitate a successful re-integration into civilian life and may be a key part of the soldier’s survival. Veterans will tell you there’s something validating and comforting about talking to other men and women who have been there and done that. These peers understand what it was like to face daily threats and understand the lasting impact of witnessing unspeakable acts of cruelty. A fellow veteran will also understand those memories trigger recurring bouts of past-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Chance conversation with bank teller culminates in Habitat for Humanity project

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Amanda Strickler and her two sons are especially looking forward to Christmas this year.  Construction on her new Habitat for Humanity home started Thursday morning and everyone hopes she will be celebrating Christmas in her home. The home in the Skyline subdivision of Lady Lake is the seventh Habitat Humanity Lake-Sumter home to be built in that area.

Citizen’s First Bank is the corporate sponsor for this home which includes providing many volunteer hours through its employees.  After a brief dedication ceremony, the volunteers got right to work taking advantage of the time before it gets too hot to work.

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