Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida was chosen as the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year from the Lake County Chamber Alliance.
The Lake County Chamber Alliance annually recognizes individuals whose dedication, selfless service and commitment have made a difference in our community.
Receiving the 2020 Non-Profit of the Year Award is a significant milestone for Habitat Lake-Sumter. With the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Habitat Lake-Sumter faced many challenges in continuing its mission to build homes, communities, and hope.
Despite temporarily closing the ReStores and suspending volunteers from construction sites, Habitat Lake-Sumter was able to complete construction of five homes for local families during the COVID-19 crisis.
Since the height of the pandemic in July 2020, Habitat Lake-Sumter began construction on eight additional new homes and critically repaired 21 homes: providing safe and stable housing for 29 families at a time when ‘home’ was the key factor to health and security in Lake and Sumter counties.