Women Build Teams constructing a home on Jerome Way in Apopka for single mother of seven children
From Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka
On Saturday, April 7th Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka will kick off construction for Women Build 2018. Women Build is an annual event held each spring to bring together women in the community, from all walks of life, to participate in the fundraising and construction of a home. This program empowers women to advocate for affordable housing by raising awareness of homeownership challenges in our community, hosting fundraisers with their teams, and devoting at least one day to building a home.
Our 2018 Women Build teams will build a home on Jerome Way in Apopka alongside future homeowner, Vickey. A single mother of seven children, Vickey has struggled with housing issues her entire life. She learned about Habitat’s homeownership program from her daughter, Shalanta, who successfully purchased her own Habitat home in 2016. “Homeownership means everything to me,” Vickey shared. “I’ve been homeless and I’ve been in a one bedroom with my family for years. I am going to thank God the day I can stand tall in my own home and grow roots.”
This year, we have over 120 participants divided among 20 different teams to support this mission, with even more looking to get involved. Current sponsors include CocaCola, Farmer’s Insurance, FINFROCK, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Prospect Construction and Development Group, IBERIABANK, Ryder, Waste Management, Wells Fargo, and Turner Construction. We are so grateful for each volunteer, donor, and sponsor who has committed to making a difference in the community through this special project. We couldn’t do it without their dedication and hard work.
For those interested in opportunities to get involved, we are still recruiting individuals, teams, and corporate sponsors, as well as lunch sponsors, to provide meals for our volunteer teams on the build site. Please contact Linda Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka has completed more than 165 homes throughout the community. Through the use of donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteer labor, Habitat builds simple, decent, efficient homes which are sold to low-income families in the community at no profit and financed with an affordable mortgage. Habitat homebuyers contribute sweat equity helping to build their home as well as homes of other Habitat families. To learn more about Habitat Seminole-Apopka or to make a donation, call (407) 696-5855 or visit habitatseminoleapopka.org.