Diverse Groups Partner to Fund Habitat Sarasota home

For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Francine Diemer, Development and Communications Manager
(941) 487-5518

October 2, 2014 – Sarasota, FL – A groundbreaking ceremony was held at 7125 Jarvis Road, the site of the newest Habitat Sarasota home. Funding for the new home construction is provided by the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, L-3 Communications Inc. and proceeds from Fore the Love of Habitat, a golf tournament at Laurel Oak Country Club that raised more than $40,000 in April 2014 to benefit Habitat Sarasota.

“We are very pleased to announce the ground breaking for Habitat Sarasota’s 203rd house,” said Habitat Sarasota Executive Director Renee Snyder. “To have such a diverse group of donors for this home is a reflection of the community support for Habitat. Habitat Sarasota is fortunate to have these resources to ensure a forever affordable home for a deserving working family.”

Donors, board members and Habitat staff turning the dirt.

About Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota strives to eliminate substandard housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families and individuals in need by building decent, sustainable and affordable housing. Since 1985, Habitat Sarasota has built and renovated over 200 homes in the greater Sarasota area, transforming the lives of hundreds. Habitat Sarasota works together with local sponsors, donors and volunteers to build communities and families throughout the Sarasota area. Habitat homebuyers are qualified and selected based on their need for decent and affordable housing; ability to pay back a zero-interest home loan; and willingness to partner with Habitat by completing hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” and a series of basic homebuyer classes. To learn more about Habitat Sarasota call (941) 365-0700 or visit www.habitatsrq.org.