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Nuts & Bolts Orientations are held the first Thursday of every month at Habitat Pinellas!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

EMAIL US TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE!Learn more about how Habitat works at our next Nuts & Bolts Orientation:

The first Thursday of every month! Next session is April 2nd!
6 to 7 p.m.

Habitat Pinellas, 13355 49th Street N., Clearwater
(Corner of Ulmerton and 49th Street N.)
Please sign up by emailing your reservation!

These informative one-hour sessions are free and open to the general public.  Volunteers, donors and interested home applicants will learn details about our mission to eliminate substandard housing in our community, our program and how we partner with the community to build for low-income Pinellas County families.

Nuts & Bolts Orientations will be held on the first Thursday of each month.
Click here for complete schedule for upcoming Nuts & Bolts Orientations and sign up now!

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Chameleon Commons unveiled by Valspar at Stevens Creek community!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

See more pics in our PICASA album!

With the cut of a ribbon, "Chameleon Commons" was officially unveiled in our Stevens Creek community early Wednesday morning. Sponsored by Valspar Paint, the neighborhood park is a gift to the Habitat homeowners.

The ribbon-cutting was attended by several national Valspar executives and nearly 20 PGA Tour Wives, who were also participating in a volunteer painting project down the block immediately after the ceremony.

One of the stars of the new park is a steel sculpture of Valspar's mascot chameleon, created by Tampa artist Jason Shiver who was commissioned by Valspar. Nicknamed "Val" for the timebeing, the sculpture was brought to the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook for the remainder of the week. Val will return to Chameleon Commons at the end of the tournament where he will be permanently installed in the park.

Thank you to everyone who attended the ribbon-cutting, and, especially, thank you to Valspar for sponsoring the neighborhood park for our Habitat homeowner in Stevens Creek!

PHOTOS: Top, Chameleon Commons.  Center, Valspar execs cut the ribbon!  Below, Artist Jason Shiver, center, with some of the PGA Tour Wives.

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Our 2015 Faith Build breaks ground on a home for the Acevedo family!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

See more pics in our PICASA album!

Representatives of several churches that are sponsoring our 2015 "Faith Build" gathered with Habitat staff for a special groundbreaking ceremony that signals the start of construction on a new home for the Acevedo family. The home is being sponsored collectively by five area churches, who as "Pillar Sponsors" have contributed funding for the home. Several additional churches will participate as "Church Build Partners" and will provide volunteers to help build the home over the next eight to ten weeks.

A big thank you to each of our church participants and the members of their congregations!  And a special thanks to former Habitat Pinellas board member, Norm Bungard, for his inspirational words, and to Rev. Laura Ice of Anona United Methodist Church for delivering a very special blessing on the home before the shovels were turned!

PILLAR SPONSORS:
Anona United Methodist Church
360 United Anona Multisite Church
Central Christian Church of Clearwater
Palm Harbor United Methodist Church
Pasedena Community Church

CHURCH BUILD SPONSORS:
Calvary Baptist Church
Church Experience
Crystal Beach Community Church
Gulf Coast Church
Heritage United Methodist Church
Norwood Baptist Church
St. Paul's United Methodist Church

 

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Largo Mayor presents Poggi family with key to their new Habitat home!

Monday, March 9, 2015

TGIF took on a very special meaning for the Poggi family when nearly a hundred family and friends turned out last Friday afternoon for the dedication of their new Habitat home in Largo.

Largo Mayor Woody Brown did the honors and presented Jonathan Poggi and his family with the key to their home. An emotional and grateful Elizabeth Poggi thanked all the volunteers who helped build their home.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the dedication including Stephani Lavely, district rep for U.S. Congressman David Jolly's office, who presented the family with a flag that has been flown over the Capitol in honor of the family and their new home. Thanks also go to Mayor Brown, Habitat Pinellas Board Vice Chair Jason Clement, Brad Voigt of Duke Energy, Juneau Colleur of Valpak, volunteer Barry Brown, Kathryn Welch of Habitat's Homeowner Services Committee, and David Gerald of Anona United Methodist Church. Pastor Elvin Torres of Iglesia Pentecostal Rios De Agua Viva said the blessing as everyone laid their hand on the home.

And a great big thank you to our Habitat volunteers who helped build the Poggi home!

PHOTOS: Top, the Poggi family with Habitat staffers Gaby Camacho, Ken Rush and Candi Hagler. Bottom, Mayor Brown presents the Poggi family with their house key.

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Vote for Mike and help Habitat Pinellas win $10,000!

Monday, March 9, 2015


As part of his volunteering at the Valspar Championship, our CEO, Mike Sutton, is competing for votes in a volunteer challenge during the week of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook.  If Mike receives the most votes by March 13th, he will receive $10,000 for the charity of his choice, which, of course, is Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County!

Help Mike raise $10,000 for Habitat Pinellas' home building program simply by voting! 

It only takes a moment! 

Thank you!

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