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Habitat Homeowner Pays It Forward

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 22, 2014) – “Team Macky” has met its $1,000 fundraising goal for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2014 campaign. But the members of the grassroots fundraising team, with a Habitat homeowner as captain, aren’t stopping to rest on their laurels; they are pitching in to help other teams reach their goals. “Team Macky” captain Immacula Zamor explains why: “Having my own home means a lot to me. I remember living in an apartment with my (three)  . . . Continue Reading

Volunteer opportunities now open for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2014

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 18, 2014) – Local women have an opportunity to help two low-income families with decent, affordable homes by swinging hammers, paint brushes and caulk guns and volunteering during Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties’ Women Build 2014. More than 2,100 homes have been built by women crews in the United States, as well as in dozens of countries around the world, since the program began in 1998. This is the fourth consecutive year that  . . . Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed to Continue Work on Habitat Homes in LaBelle

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 15,2014) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties needs volunteers to work on Saturday, April 26, on two home construction sites in LaBelle. No construction experience is required. Scheduled work includes hanging drywall, putting up siding, laying vinyl floor tiles and millwork. Habitat provides tools and required safety gear, and has construction supervisors on each build site. Work will begin at 8am and continue until 2pm. To volunteer, call (239) 652-1684 or email  . . . Continue Reading

Habitat Begins Building in Majorca Palms

Triple wall-raising to launch new project; Homes are sponsored by local businesses FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 4, 2014) –  Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will break ground on the first three single-family homes in Majorca Palms, a planned unit development in east Ft. Myers which the affiliate purchased in October 2013. The development was originally planned for 150 twin villa rental units; 60 units have been completed since 2005, when construction began. Habitat plans to build single-family  . . . Continue Reading

Habitat Invites Community to Volunteer Informational Meeting

FORT MYERS Fla. (February 28, 2014) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will hold a Volunteer Informational Meeting Tuesday, March 4 from 6-7pm at the Karl Drews Community House, 8220 Sanibel Blvd., in San Carlos. The meeting will introduce attendees to the Habitat vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Guests will learn how they can help fulfill Habitat’s mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in the  . . . Continue Reading

Five Local Businesses Building Hope

Sponsor, Build Habitat for Humanity Homes FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 27, 2013) – Over the past two months construction on five new Habitat for Humanity homes has started in Lee County, with funding provided by local businesses.  Chico’s FAS, Inc., FineMark National Bank and Trust, Office Furniture and Design Concepts, Raymond Building Supply and Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings continue their support of the housing ministry by donating the funds to build new homes for low-income Habitat partner families. Employees of  . . . Continue Reading

Habitat Receives State Farm Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant

Funds will be used for materials for homeowner education program FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 25, 2014) – 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 educational materials for the affiliate’s homeowner education classes. Two or three times each month, hopeful families fill the training room at Habitat for Homeowner Orientation. For those families who meet the eligibility requirements  . . . Continue Reading

VIP Wine Dinner and Auction Nets $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity

VIP Wine Dinner and Auction Sold Out Months in Advance; Spots in Cooking Classes Still Available FORT MYERS,  Fla. (February 25, 2014) – Mastello Ristorante owner Chef Carlo Rao recently hosted his second annual “A Taste of Italy” VIP Wine Dinner and Auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. The sold-out event raised $20,000 through ticket sales; table sponsorships, auction items and a ring toss game to win a bottle of wine. Jessica Stillwell Catti, of  . . . Continue Reading

Mark Loren Designs to Sponsor Two Habitat Homes

Jeweler Also Donates $5,000 Necklace to Women Build 2014 FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 20, 2014) – International award-winning custom jewelry designer Mark Loren will sponsor two Habitat for Humanity homes this year, in the jeweler’s first partnership with the affiliate. The partnership includes a “Key” Sponsorship in the 2014 Women Build program. Mark Loren Designs is also donating a custom-designed necklace from their new magnetic collection that utilizes rare Earth magnets and diamonds, valued at $5,000, to be given away  . . . Continue Reading

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