For Immediate Release
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Francine Diemer, Development and Communications Manager
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Supports Habitat Sarasota
September 13, 2014 – Sarasota, FL – The Wells Fargo Housing Foundation recently awarded Habitat for Humanity Sarasota with a grant of $15,000. The funds will used to partially underwrite construction of a home for a working Sarasota family.
More than 20 Wells Fargo staff members volunteered to landscape the grounds of a Habitat Sarasota house currently under construction. The extensive project included planting trees and shrubbery. The Wells Fargo crew worked at the house from 7:30 a.m. to noon to ready the lot in anticipation of the Habitat partner family’s move later this fall.
“We are pleased to announce this partnership with the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation,” said Renee Snyder, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. “A special thank you goes to Wells Fargo for not only a generous financial contribution, but for also providing hands-on volunteers for this Habitat Sarasota build.”
About Habitat for Humanity Sarasota
Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc. 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 more than 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 Sarasota homebuyers are qualified and selected based on their need for decent and affordable housing, ability to pay back a zero-interest home loan, and a willingness to partner with Habitat Sarasota by completing hundreds of hours of “sweat equity.” They also complete a series of basic homebuyer classes. To learn more about Habitat Sarasota, please call (941) 365-0700.