Hometown Habitat News

National Day honors work of nonprofits

Mike Graham, left, of the Village of Largo, and Doug Burns, of the Village of Dunedin, and members of The Villages Habitat for Humanity Club cut siding as they help with construction of a Fruitland Park home.
Bill Mitchell, Daily Sun

National Nonprofit Day puts a spotlight on generosity each year on Aug. 17.

Local nonprofit organizations such as The Villages Habitat for Humanity Club, Friends of SoZo Kids, Angel Wigs of Hope, The Villages Woodworkers and many more give back in big ways to lend a hand to those who need it. 

“We have a lot of people who want to help,” said Sally Read, co-president of The Villages Habitat for Humanity Club. “When we are not building a house for the Habitat for Humanity aspect of our group, we’re at someone’s house trimming bushes and tree limbs, weeding and doing those harder tasks that they can’t do.”

These groups and groups across the state are working to keep up with demand. The 2022 Florida Nonprofits Survey, the most recent from the Florida Nonprofit Alliance, showed 45% of nonprofits surveyed served more clients in 2022 than in 2021. 

Click here to read the full story from Maddie Cutler, Daily Sun Senior Writer