Habitat for Humanity dedicates 11 new homes in 3 days across Lee and Hendry counties
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 23, 2019) – Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties dedicated an unprecedented 11 new homes over a three-day period in mid-August, celebrating the lifechanging impacts that result from purchasing a safe, affordable home.
Surrounded by volunteers, donors, friends and Habitat for Humanity staff, 11 families in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs and LaBelle were handed keys to their new homes at separate dedication ceremonies on the front steps of their new homes.
“Each of these hardworking families completed more than 300 hours of ‘sweat equity’ and met all of Habitat for Humanity’s requirements for home ownership,” said Becky Lucas, CEO, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. “It’s such an emotional moment seeing parents and children walk through the front door of a brand-new home – their own home – after so much hard work and dedication that brought them to this point.”
Homeowners also must complete financial literacy and home maintenance classes, pay closing costs, and commit to paying an affordable monthly mortgage payment.
Since 1982, more than 1,600 Lee and Hendry families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve their home. Alongside volunteers, Habitat homeowners help build their own home.
Generous individuals, businesses and organizations help provide resources to build each Habitat for Humanity home. The 11 homes dedicated Aug. 14-16 were built through the generosity of The Edwardson Family Foundation, The Ann Pettersson-Power Charitable Gift Fund, Dennis and Darlene Kozlowski, Alan Einhorn and Vicki Cooper, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Bonita Bay Club, David and Linda Lucas, and Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.
About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties
Since 1982, 1,600 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. For more information, visit www.Habitat4Humanity.org.