Rock-A-Thon raises $7,500 for Habitat for Humanity of Martin County

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

STUART, Fla., Dec. 13, 2011 – On Dec. 3, champions of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County rocked their way to more than $7,500 – funds that will be used to build homes for deserving families throughout the community.  

The Rock-A-Thon fundraiser took place at Lowe’s of Stuart and was quite a success for the local Habitat affiliate. The rocking chair relay event kept attendees of all ages entertained with live music, activities, refreshments and more.  

"The outpouring of community support for the Rock-A-Thon is a testament to the Habitat mission,” said Mary Jones, director of volunteer services for Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. "We are very pleased with the results and so grateful to the volunteers, performers, sponsors and staff that made this event possible.”   

The event included live entertainment from local bands including 99 for One of First United Methodist Church of Stuart, One Last Chance Band, and Medicine Cabinet; and children’s activities including a Lowe’s kids clinic and Boys & Girls Club craft table.  

Special thanks to Lowe’s of Stuart for hosting the event, as well as the generous "Rock Star” sponsors, Bank Atlantic; Bushdogs Parties, Picnics and Casual Catering; Centex; EZ-On Products of Florida; and Water Pointe Realty Group.  "You Rock" sponsors,  Braddock Electric and Air, CSL Plasma, Empire Environmental, Forum Financial Group, Freedom Homebuilders, Natural Flow, New Growth Media, Premium Painters, Treasure Coast Propellers, Whiticar Boat Works, and River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp. "Rocker" sponsors, Accurate Tile & Marble, Ampersand Shirt Shack, Atlantic Insurance Advisors, Hurricane Boat Lifts, Koplas & Company, CPA, PA, Sterling Mortgage, and Beachcomber Fiberglass Technology.

We also want to thank Stewart with Hurricane Mountain Sound for providing the sound, Karen with KMF Entertainment who provided face painting and balloon art, Bushdogs Catering for providing the delicious food and sweets, and the Chick-fil-A for Santa Cow making an appearance.

To learn more about Habitat volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call Habitat for Humanity of Martin County at (772) 223-9940.  

About Habitat for Humanity of Martin County
Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a not-for-profit organization that works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to help eliminate substandard housing by building homes for others, revitalizing neighborhoods, and transforming lives. Since its inception in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County has built 94 homes in Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jensen Beach, Port Salerno and Stuart. For more information, call (772) 223-9940 or visit

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