Welcomes J. Raymond Construction as house sponsor 

Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka is pleased to welcome J. Raymond Construction as a house sponsor for its Magnolia Place project in Longwood, FL. President John Sofarelli, Sr., signing the agreement for their sponsorship with the affiliate said: “We are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity and give back to our community as a company”.

The Magnolia Place project is a part of Habitat’s larger effort to eradicate poverty housing in the Seminole County and Greater Apopka area by stabilizing at-risk neighborhoods through affordable homeownership, home repair, and weatherization opportunities to low-income residents. The current structure has been left abandoned since 2008 with an empty adjacent lot where the second phase of the project will take place. Habitat seeks to transform the neighborhood by completing the abandoned, blighted structures and will work with the City of Longwood to improve a local park near the development. Located within a few blocks from the SunRail Station, the project increases employment opportunities for the families. The first six units were completed in fall, 2016 and the remaining four are under construction, to be completed by June 2017.

John Sofarelli, Sr.

“J. Raymond Construction has supported us in a variety of ways for several years,” says Penny Seater, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Seminole-Apopka. “We are excited to add them now as a house sponsor as well.”

In addition to providing the funding for one of the townhomes, J. Raymond Construction employees will regularly volunteer their time on the construction site, logging in more than 200 hours of time.

About Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka
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. 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 here.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global non-profit housing organization in nearly 1400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit here.


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