BankAtlantic presents Habitat for Humanity of Martin County $2500 check

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Stuart, Florida---Habitat for Humanity of Martin County received a donation from BankAtlantic for $2500 to be used for the ReStore to build a fence surrounding the property.  After opening in March 2008, materials in the store have been donated from the public and private sector, and include such items as cabinets, lighting and plumbing fixtures, doors, lumber, flooring, paint, and windows and much more.  Sales in the ReStore average $1100 per day and those monies are used to further building efforts in Martin County and land acquisition.   There are over 500 ReStores in the U.S. and Canada .


“We thank BankAtlantic for its support of our organization and continue to be grateful for their commitment to Habitat through volunteer efforts to financial support.” Says Michele Reilly, Executive Director.


Martin County  Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships with volunteers, families, and the community to transform lives and revitalize neighborhoods by enabling families in need to own an affordable home. Habitat is currently one of the only providers of homeownership opportunities to working families at 25%-50% median family income (approximately $14,000 - $34,000 for a family of four).  Habitat for Humanity has a unique organizational philosophy that maximizes the transformative effects of building and buying a home in Martin County.


Homeownership through Habitat is a ‘hand up’ not a ‘hand out’. Completed homes are sold to pre-selected families who are required to complete 300 sweat equity/volunteer hours and pay an affordable, no-interest mortgage back to Martin County Habitat for Humanity giving them a profound sense of ownership. All Habitat homes are built by community volunteers, keeping costs low.

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