Hometown Habitat News

From The Lundy’s Perspective: A Habitat Home Investment

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Noah and Carol Lundy began their journey with Habitat in January 2012. After being engaged in volunteer work and participating in financial classes with Habitat, they purchased a 3-bedroom, 2 bath home in Eustis with a private fenced yard, which was just what they needed since gaining custody in 2011 of their two nieces, Ariel and Tapanga.

They later adopted the girls in March 2013.

“One of the most exciting things about buying the home from Habitat was like putting money in the bank, so to speak, due to the payments being low enough,” Noah says. “We paid more each month, thus increasing the equity, which was exciting itself!”

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Video of Vonhold Home Dedication

 

Thanks to Lang Film Co. who made this production possible!

First home christened in Veterans Village in Umatilla

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UMATILLA — Reed and Michele Vonhold stood in the kitchen of their soon-to-be new home in Umatilla on Monday and were already planning family get-togethers.

“Thanksgiving at our house this year now that I have my own, and big enough, kitchen,” Michele Vonhold excitedly announced to her son, father and brothers.

The Vonholds then walked through the rest of the house, talking about the placement of furniture and decorations.

“This is a dream come true,” Reed said.

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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 119

Why we build…

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A house is just a place…until a family makes it a home.  At Habitat our families are center – they are the reason we build…  But the bricks and mortar are just the beginning.  As the family moves into their new home they will learn, grow, and make memories in that home.  I wish each and every volunteer, donor, and staff could have the opportunity to hear our homeowners stories and see the difference this chance makes for some folks. But since that isn’t the case, we will do our best to share the little snippets of love and hope that our homeowners feel as they come along.

Thanks for all you do –

Your Habitat Family

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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