Hometown Habitat News

Lowe’s lends a hand to Habitat for National Women Build Week

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In celebration of National Women Build Week, area Lowe’s employees are joining Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter on their current building project in Wildwood.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing.

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Habitat and Lowe’s Heroes to frame new Wildwood home

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and Lowe’s Heroes are celebrating the 10th annual National Women Build Week by framing the components of a new affordable home from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 301 Hazel St., Wildwood.

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Local Business Spurs Community to Give

 

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Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida on their Veterans Village – encouraging local clubs, business, and individuals to give towards the cause throughout the entire month of March, with Ro-Mac providing matching funds up to $10,000.

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Local bank builds veterans home

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United Southern Bank employees, executives, and board members are helping Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter build one of 14 houses at the Veterans Village in Umatilla.

“We are honored to be able to continue our partnership with Habitat and to build affordable homes for our veterans in the city of Umatilla,” Mike Stephens, United Southern Bank senior vice president, says in a news release.

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Veterans Village in Umatilla ready for first homeowners

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UMATILLA – Just six months after breaking ground, the Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter Veterans Village is nearly ready for the first homeowners.

The first three houses have already sold, and Kent Adcock, Habitat president and innovative CEO, said residents should be moving in by June. A retired military couple purchased the first home, which is designed for active, retired or widowed spouses of military veterans who fall within the economic threshold.

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Local Habitat CEO to meet HUD secretary, Dr. Carson, on Friday

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Kent Adcock, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity of Lake Sumter, has been invited to meet Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday during an exclusive presentation on the state of affordable housing.

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2017 Massachusetts Maritime Habitat for Humanity (EM Winter Experience)

Our good friends from Massachusetts Maritime Academy sent us this video of their recent trip with Habitat…

Cagan Management Group Donates Appliances to Habitat for Humanity

 

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Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter ReStore is making room in its store for a large donation. When the Bristol Lakes Apartment complex, owned and operated by the Cagan Management Group, was ready to upgrade the appliances in several units, property manager Linda Vandiver, decided to contact the local ReStore. “It seemed like a natural fit since Habitat for Humanity renovates and builds new homes in our area,” Vandiver explains.

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Matching Gifts through March

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It is always a good time to get on board and donate to the Veterans Village… but if you’ve been on the fence or dragging your feet – the time is NOW!  RoMac Lumber and Supply will be matching dollar for dollar gifts to the Veterans Village throughout the month of March (up to $10,000).  Join us in saluting our Veterans and providing them a safe place to call home.  Your gift will provide much needed support for neighbors in need.  To learn more about the Veterans Village or ways to give, contact Danielle – 352-630-3318.

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Sponsor of the Month:  RoMac Lumber & Supply

In addition to the Matching Gift through the Month of March RoMac Lumber is a proud sponsor of two homes in the Veterans Village.  The organization is deeply rooted in the community and is a wonderful partner.  Here is a bit of their history:

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Local Bank Builds Veteran Home

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On Saturday, February 4th board members, executives, and staff of United Southern Bank were onsite at the Veterans Village to volunteer. United Southern Bank has been a longstanding partner of Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter and their vision of providing affordable housing to local Veterans.

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