Habitat home dedications are special celebrations where Habitat families are welcomed home after completing their homeownership process. On July 9, 2019, Samuel, his wife Jata, and their five children celebrated with the many donors and volunteers who made this day possible.
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St. Lucie County, FL (July 16, 2019) – Habitat home dedications are special celebrations where Habitat families are welcomed home after completing their homeownership process. On July 9, 2019, Samuel, his wife Jata, and their five children celebrated with the many donors and volunteers who made this day possible.
Working alongside over 100 Women Build volunteers, the Alzimé-Moise family put in 300 hours of sweat equity work building their home. A common misconception of the Habitat program is that Habitat homeowners are “given” a home. On the contrary, Habitat homeowners pay an affordable monthly mortgage, property taxes, and must save for their closing costs. In addition to helping build their home, Habitat homeowners are required to attend classes on budgeting and finances, foreclosure prevention, and home maintenance.
Since 1991, Habitat has hosted Women Build projects and invited women to help build affordable homes. Each year, we partner with Lowe’s Home Improvement, who provides hands-on skill building workshops to prepare women for their Habitat volunteer experience.
This year, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, and All Things Treasure Coast, invited St. Lucie County women to channel their inner Rosie the Riveter by volunteering at the Habitat jobsite, fundraising, and participating in Empowering Women Workshops.
Sunrise Ford owners, Mary Jo Tierney and Mike Wetzel were this year’s major sponsor of the 2019 Women Build home, and the Alzimé-Moise family is grateful for their generous support.
Also partnering with St. Lucie Habitat on building the home were the City of Port St. Lucie, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Walmart Foundation, Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, A-1 Roof Trusses, Port St. Lucie Business Women, Pinder’s Nursery, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection, The Inner Truth Project, Southern Eagle Distributing, AR Workshop Port St. Lucie, Dow Decorating, and One Florida Foundation.
The Women Build project was a labor of love by so many caring individuals who want to help make our community a better place for us all.
About St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity:
To date, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity has built 67 new homes and completed 72 repair projects. St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, and since 1996, has worked to eliminate poverty housing in St. Lucie County and empower struggling working families who want to achieve homeownership.
Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through home ownership, we empower. Learn more at www.StLucieHabitat.org.
About Sunrise Ford:
Sunrise Ford Co. is the oldest car dealership on the Treasure Coast, founded in 1932 and has remained family owned since then. Over the decades, Sunrise Ford has supported a wide array of non-profitable and charitable causes. Owner, Mary Jo Tierney, said she is particularly proud to be able to help Habitat for Humanity. "We were honored to be able to participate in the construction of this new home for the Alzimé-Moise family," Mary Jo said. "We enjoyed working with them on the house and hope they have many happy years there."
Contact: Melissa Winstead
(772) 464-1117, ext. 103