Seacoast Makes Home Ownership Possible for Family of Five

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Seacoast Makes Home Ownership Possible for Family of Five

Stuart, FL -- Seacoast National Bank is making home ownership possible for a family of five through a recent donation to Habitat for Humanity Martin County.

In keeping with Seacoast’s legacy of support for Habitat for Humanity, the bank recently donated a foreclosed Port Salerno property that included a partially completed home. The four-bedroom, two-bath residence will be completed through Habitat’s “Building Homeownership Together” program and a crew of Seacoast volunteers.

“This donation has provided the bank with an excellent opportunity to assist Habitat for Humanity with its mission of creating affordable housing,” explained Tom Wilkinson, Seacoast’s Treasure Coast President. “We embrace the opportunity to help their mission and we challenge other financial institutions to consider making similar donations.”

The Bank has partnered with Habitat for Humanity on numerous construction projects to create affordable housing for low income-borrowers throughout the Treasure Coast. In addition to financial support and in-kind donations, many Seacoast employees volunteer their time and talent to end poverty housing and promote transformational and sustainable community development.

“Seacoast National Bank’s continued investment in our organization and the families we serve is greatly appreciated, cited Jody Clifford, Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity Martin County. “We are looking forward to seeing this construction project through to completion and making the ‘house that Seacoast built’ a reality for a deserving Habitat family.”

As a result of donations such as Seacoast’s, Habitat has completed 75 homes since 1996 and is planning to build an additional two homes over the next few months - all new homes were been built with the assistance of an army of volunteers that donate over 10,000 hours each year.

The operating arm of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) Seacoast National Bank has 43 offices in Florida and approximately $2.4 billion in assets, and is one of the largest independent banks headquartered in Florida.

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