Monday, December 19, 2016
South Florida PGA
186 Atlantis Blvd.
Atlantis, FL 33462
IMMEDIATE MEDIA ALERT:
December 16, 2016
ONE DESERVING FAMILY RECEIVES A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS THANKS TO THE SFPGA FOUNDATION
ATLANTIS, FL - After months of waiting and anticipation, the South Florida PGA Foundation dedicated its fifth home to Habitat for Humanity with this build being held in conjunction with the Martin County affiliate. After breaking ground over ten months ago this beautiful new home is now complete just in time for the holidays. Countless South Florida PGA Professionals, friends and staff were onsite to celebrate alongside the deserving family.
In an emotional ceremony, featuring various presentations from Habitat for Humanity staff members, the county commissioner, and numerous South Florida PGA Professionals, Tandra Islam and her family were given the keys to their very first home. During each dedication ceremony one member of the family is asked to speak to those in attendance. Tanjila, ten year old daughter of Tandra was the featured presenter on behalf of her family, and she wowed the crowd through her humor and gratitude. She expressed not only her mother’s joy for this home but the joy her and her brother have, as they now have a permanent place to sleep at night.
Over the past six years, Tandra has struggled to provide her family with a safe home but not this holiday season. After the ribbon was cut and the keys were presented, the home was opened for everyone to see. Tanjila and her brother, six year old Safqaat showed everyone their new rooms and their yard where they plan to practice their soccer skills.
“Ceremonies like the one today are extremely humbling; these projects provide all the members of the South Florida PGA an opportunity to give back to the local community. We are extremely fortunate to have had worked along such a wonderful family, and wish them the best as they begin their life in their new home this holiday season” stated SFPGA Foundation President Tom Wildenhaus.