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Friday, 17 March 2017 13:15

Women Build Kick Off

Women Team Up To Help Build Habitat Homes... Read this great story about our Women Build 2017 fundraising efforts -  River Weekly (PDF) View the article at http://riverweeklynews.suncoastpress.com
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 13:12

Not Your Average Nonagenarian

At 92, Harold Elsesser shows no signs of slowing down as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity... View the full article at http://grandeurmagazine.fl.newsmemory.com/ on page 16.
On a chilly Saturday morning, Gerry and Sharon Trantina along with their family and church, Chapel by the Sea, braved the cold to raise the walls of the Trantina’s third sponsored Habitat home. Excitement radiated through the jobsite as Gerry and Sharon, the volunteers, and Habitat staff worked…
Courtesy of Janine Zeitlin, The News-Press.
It’s tough to keep a 102-pound swing set secret. But Jessica Olson is hoping her kids don’t figure out what’s inside the brown box blocking the hall of their cramped duplex until they open the gift in…
"Low wages, high housing costs make Lee and Collier too expensive for many workers. What are we going to do about it?"Patricia Borns , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Read the full story at The News-Press. http://www.news-press.com/longform/news/2016/12/09/out-reach-many-workers-cant-afford-home-southwest-florida-area-booms/89512072/
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 21:54

Wells Fargo Build Blitz

More than a dozen Wells Fargo employees turned out for the company's Lee County Build Blitz on Saturday, Sept. 17. Before picking up their hammers and work gloves, Wells Fargo Vice President/Regional Services Manager Jeff Ospina presented a check for $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry…
Lack of decent, affordable housing remains a critical challenge for many individuals and families in Lee and Hendry Counties, so local Bank of America employees are volunteering on Saturday, Oct. 1, to work on a new home with our staff and other volunteers. Bank of America partners with Habitat for Humanity for Global…
Eyes filling with tears, Norma reflects on the impact that her Harlem Heights home has had on her family. “Habitat has changed my family’s life forever,” says Norma, “I never thought I could own a home and provide all of this for my family. Thanks to Habitat, my…
There are many layers that come together to complete the Habitat mission. It is a collaboration of generous hearts and hardworking individuals that make it possible for Habitat to serve as many families as it does. Skip and Bonnie Kerwin are a beautiful representation of that driving force…
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant program. The funds will be used to purchase materials for the affiliate’s homeowner education classes, and establish a resource library for Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has announced that Chico’s FAS, Inc. will return as the title sponsor for its Women Build 2016 program.
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties was recently ranked number one in the nation for housing and neighborhood development by Charity Navigator, the nation's largest charity evaluator. The local affiliate has also earned a 4-star charity rating for the tenth time since 2004 from Charity Navigator.…
Funding to Support the Heights Community Investment Project FineMark National Bank and Trust executives and staff presented Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties with a check for $250,000 to support the Heights Community Investment Project at the groundbreaking ceremony on November 13, 2015.
Norris Furniture & Interiors is busy this summer with stores in Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel and their new Sarasota location opening this month, but their focus shifted Friday as they handed Yaseli Torres the keys to her new home.