We’ve Built 315 Habitat Pinellas Homes for 779 Children and Funded 283 Homes Overseas.

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Habitat Pinellas will be closed November 26 - 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, Habitat for Humanity of PInellas County's Administrative Office and ReStore will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. The ReStore will reopen on Saturday, November 29th, 9 AM - 4 PM.

All year long, and especially during this season of thanks, we are grateful for all of our Habitat Pinellas and ReStore supporters! We simply could not be as impactful with our mission without your support.

We wish everyone a blessed and safe Thanksgiving!

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Pinkney family receives key to new Habitat Pinellas home sponsored by Chase!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Shamika Pinkney and her children have a lot more to be thankful for after receiving the key to their new Habitat for Humanity home and a more stable life on Saturday morning.

The home, made possible by a home sponsorship by Chase and located in St. Pete was dedicated Saturday, Nov. 22nd. Tracey Johnson, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Chase 4th Street N branch in St. Petersburg, presented the key to Shamika on behalf of Chase.

Chase has been a prominent partner of Habitat Pinellas since 2010, contributing nearly $1 million. Since their first donation of land in 2010, Chase has contributed 15 properties with a total appraisal value of approximately $850,000. In addition, Chase has contributed over $95,000 through grants and corporate giving. 

“Chase is firmly committed to helping families pursue affordable homeownership through our home donation program,” said Ronald Branch, Vice President of Community Reinvestment & Community Partnerships for Chase.  “We are pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, which shares our commitment to revitalize neighborhoods and help low-to-moderate income families achieve affordable and sustainable homeownership.”

Many thanks to Chase and to all the volunteers who helped build this home! And congratulations to the Pinkney family!

Photos: Above, Tracey Johnson of Chase presents Shamika Pinkney with her house key. Below, Shamika shows off her new key!

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Thank you to our sponsors and golfers who supported Golfing Fore Habitat 2014!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

See more pics in our PICASA album!

Many thanks to all of our Golfing Fore Habitat sponsors and golfers who helped make this year's tournament our most successful ever!

Our fourth annual event moved to Feather Sound Golf Course this year, a move that created enthusiasm for this year's tournament. Congratulations to the teams that took top honors:

1st Place Team:  Matt Frey, Colby Masterson, Ryan Mosely and Joe McCarthy

2nd Place Team:  Kerry Clapper, Greg Blue, Gary Hummel and Mike Shaver

3rd Place Team:  Tommy Sudderth, Pete Nelson, Chandler Perry and Dave Harper

Special thanks to our event sponsors including:

Marketing Sponsor:  Sporto
Breakfast Sponsor:  Synovus Bank
Putting Green Sponsors:  Sports Facilities Advisory, Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP
Driving Range Sponsors:  Hill Ward Henderson, ReMax/Jason Miller and Skip & Vicki Tylman
All-in-One Sponsors:  1-800-Got-Junk?, Bay to Bay Properties, D-Mar Construction, Grow Financial, Merrill Lynch, PDR CPAs, Positive Lifestyle, Safe Start, Sports Facilities Advisory, Walker Ford
Prize Sponsors:  Blume Mechanical Service, Safe Start, and Rhonda Shear

And many thanks to all of our silent auction donors, tee sponsors and volunteers who contributed to the success of our tournament!

We'll see you at next year's Golfing Fore Habitat!  Circle the date on your calendar and plan to be there on November 13, 2015!


 

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Lokey Automotive building its 6th Stevens Creek neighborhood home - 7th overall!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It all started almost four years ago when several Lokey Motors staff members volunteered to help us build a home in our newly established Stevens Creek neighborhood in Clearwater. Then, several of those employees including then CEO T.C. Staton came back to participate in the dedication of that home. The following spring the company upped the ante by sponsoring not one, not two, but three homes in Stevens Creek and the Lokey staff came out in droves to help build them!

The following year brought two more Lokey-sponsored homes, including one in Safety Harbor. And at the start of this year, Lokey sponsored one of our Blitz Build homes in Stevens Creek, and just recently began its sixth sponsored home in Stevens Creek and seventh overall!  Yay Lokey!

Thank you, Lokey!  The Lokey staff volunteers are second to none. We thank each and every one of them who have come out to help us build with enthusiasm and purpose. And a great big thank you to company president Paul Lokey for his commitment to helping struggling families and their children through Habitat's mission of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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With thanks and gratitude, Habitat Pinellas salutes our nation’s veterans.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On this day and every day, Habitat Pinellas honors the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who made the choice to serve our country. God bless all of our veterans, more than 48 million in our nation's history, for their courage and sacrifice, especially those who have been injured in the line of duty or have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve our country.

We invite veterans in our area to apply for our Habitat program, which can help them achieve their dream of homeownership and stable, secure housing for their families.
 
How to Apply for Habitat's Homeownership Program

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