Habitat for Humanity of Martin County dedicates ‘Women Build’ home in Hobe Sound

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HOBE SOUND, Fla., June 2, 2010 – A group of women wielding power tools recently made a dream come true for a local woman and her two children.


Habitat for Humanity of Martin County (HFHMC) celebrated the construction of its 83rd home at a dedication ceremony on May 29 in the Banner Lake community of Hobe Sound. The home is part of Habitat’s ‘Women Build’ program and was constructed by women for a woman.


Gulfstream Business Bank sponsored construction of the 2009-10 Women Build home, located at 8495 Eucalyptus Way in Banner Lake. Amanda Gonzalez and her two children, Amya and Alijah, are the deserving recipients of the home. Gonzalez hosted an open house reception immediately after the dedication to thank those who worked so hard to help her reach this goal. Gonzalez contributed more than 300 sweat equity hours working on her home and the homes of others as a requirement for becoming a Habitat homeowner.


Through the donations of funds, materials and volunteer labor, HFHMC was able to build the home and sell it at an affordable price. Gonzalez purchased the home with a no-profit loan and her monthly mortgage payments will be used to build more Habitat homes.


“We are very excited to present Amanda with the keys to her new home. She has worked so hard and is truly a delightful person,” said Graff. “We would also like to thank our Women Build volunteers who generously donated their time to help make this house a home, as well as Gulfstream Business Bank, the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Martin County Community Redevelopment Agency.”


To support an upcoming build or to learn more about Habitat homeownership, visit HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940.


About Women Build

Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women and girls to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women crews around the world have built thousands of homes since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year, hundreds of homes are added as affiliates, donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources.


About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven organization that extends the opportunity to purchase simple, decent, affordable homes to local families who would not otherwise have that chance. The three key criteria necessary in order to make homeownership a reality for families include the need for shelter, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. For more information, visit HabitatMartin.org or call (772) 223-9940.

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