Three homeowners shared their testimonies on how St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity 's self-help program works and three business leaders shared what their Habitat partnership means to them and their business at the third annual Building Hope Breakfast on Nov. 7.
FORT PIERCE - Thanks to St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, St. Lucie Battery & Tire and White Glove Moving & Storage, Passion Burgess and her family are now home in their wheelchair-accessible house. Hit by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting in 2005, Burgess was left a paraplegic at the age of 18.
When St. Lucie Battery & Tire hosted the recent Treasure Coast Builders Association 's Fun After Five networking event, company President Doug Miller announced a plan that perfects the art of re-gifting. In April, Miller presented the winning bid of ,000 when St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity auctioned off its 188-square-foot Diamond Lil' Tiny Home.
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity has received ,020 in grant funding from Habitat for Humanity of Florida. The money will support the Home Preservation program, which assists local uninsured families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Irma. Habitat for Humanity officials believe everyone deserves a decent place to live.
CLOSE PORT ST. LUCIE - St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity plans to build seven houses worth a total of .2 million on seven vacant lots with a current total value of less than 0,000. The City Council agreed Tuesday to give the lots to Habitat for Humanity to build affordable single-family houses.
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity held its inaugural Home is the Key - Tiny Home Project on April 28 at the Port St. Lucie ReStore. April was Habitat for Humanity's month to shine a light on the need for affordable housing in the community and St.
At St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, it's all about building partnerships, and as the agency set its sights on building more affordable homes in St. Lucie County, partnerships with corporate in-kind donors have become more important than ever.
One in four households in the U.S. pays more than 30 percent of their income for housing and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing or medical care. In St. Lucie County, 46 precent of residents struggle financially. Wages simply have not kept up with housing costs.
As a community partner with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce has transformed the lives of the Blue family and strengthened the Port St. Lucie community through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program, a Florida program offering tax incentives for corporations seeking to support affordable housing and home building.
The St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity second annual Building Hope Breakfast on Nov. 8 at Tradition Town Hall was a tremendous success, in part, due to three Habitat homeowner testimonies shared on how the Habitat self-help program works.
The wheels of philanthropy have steady and reliable traction at St. Lucie Battery & Tire Complete Car Care Centers. In addition to financial sponsorship of a Port St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity home, nearly 20 employees recently gave up their Saturday to install sod and mulch, plant shrubs and provide a hand wherever needed.