HFHMC receives $25,000 check from Publix

Friday, January 9, 2009

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, Inc. receives $25,000 from

 Publix Super Markets


On January 5, 2009 Publix Super Markets Charities awarded $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Martin County towards the ongoing development of affordable housing in Martin County.


Richard Gaffney, District Manager of Publix Super Markets presented the check to Michele Reilly, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County.  (see attached photo)


“Publix Super Markets has been a supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County in previous years, and we are honored to receive this award to further our projects in Martin County.  We appreciate their continued support” says Michele Reilly.


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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