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Welcome home to the Quintero Coronel family!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Friday afternoon we dedicated our 339th home to the Quintero Coronel family!

The crowd of friends and neighbors were welcomed by Habitat Pinellas’ Homeowner Services Director, Candi Hagler. Everyone watched as Cenia and Robin received the key to their family's new Habitat home from Ark Royal’s Cheyenne Morin

Many thanks to Ark Royal for sponsoring this home for the Quintero Coronel family. With the help of their amazing employees and staff members from American Strategic Insurance they were able to volunteer over 200 hours to help us with the build!

Thanks also go to our dedication participants including: Adam Boggs of U.S. Congressman David Jolly's office, Linda Higgins from Valpak, Maria Carrion of Radom Acts of Flowers, Joe Triolo of Duke Energy, Bennett Zamoof and the students from Shorecrest Elementary, and David Gerald of Anona United Methodist Church.

And thank you to each and every volunteer who helped us build the Quintero Coronel home!

PHOTOS: Left: The Quintero Coronel family outside their new home. Right: Cheyenne Morin gives Cenia and Robin the key
to their new home.

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Win tickets to the “Big Game” in California AND help Habitat Pinellas!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Indian Rocks Beach Rotary is sponsoring a chance prize drawing that features a grand prize that'll get you to the NFL's big game in Santa Clara, California! The grand prize includes 2 tickets to the BIG GAME, 4 night accommodations and $1,000 travel cash. And when you purchase a chance ticket, you also have two other prizes you could win -- $1,000 or $500!

And when you purchase your chances, you will be helping Habitat Pinellas who is a beneficiary of the drawing!  What's not to love?

Tickets are available at the Habitat Pinellas ReStore and at the Habitat Palm Harbor ReStore now through Thursday, December 10th. The drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. on December 13th at Slyce Pizza on Gulf Blvd. in Indian Rocks Beach. You do not have to be present to win, but you must be 18.

Tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 and 25 for $100!  Great chances for a great cause! 

Thank you Indian Rocks Beach Rotary!

The Habitat Pinellas ReStore is located at 13355 49th Street N in Clearwater (corner of 49th & Ulmerton). Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Habitat Palm Hour ReStore is located at 
31541 U.S. Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor (between Curlew and Tampa Road) Tues- Fri,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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We support the St. Pete Young Professional’s Fall Bash Octoberfest Oct. 21st!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Come out tonight and support the St. Petersburg Young Professionals (SPYP) and our friends at the St. Petersburg Chamber at the SPYP Fall Bash! See the flyer below for more details.

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Congratulations to everyone who received awards during our 30th Anniversary Celebration!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This past Saturday, Habitat Pinellas hosted a 30th Anniversary Celebration party in honor of being in business for 30 years. We wanted to thank our volunteers, homeowners, and supporters for all that they do.

Our BIG celebration included life-size games including: Jenga, checkers, Twister, and corn hole. We also gave everyone the opportunity to step into the ring and sumo wrestle our CEO, Mike Sutton. It was a great day to show our appreciation for everyone that has helped Habitat Pinellas through their service and dedication.

In addition to thanking our Habitat supporters, we wanted to honor those who have been heavily involved in helping Habitat throughout this year. Former Habitat board member, Norm Bungard was one of the many that got recognized on Saturday. Norm has continued to help Habitat Pinellas throughout the years and is a great advocate for us.  

Our Weekend Warriors were another group that were recognized. Members of this group are there for us whenever we are in need. We showed thanks by giving each member their own hard hat.

Listed below are the other volunteers who took home an award:

Lifetime Service Award: Norm Bungard

School of the Year: Shorecrest Preparatory School

Faith Based Community of the Year: Anona United Methodist Church

Business of the Year: AquaCal

Weekday Warriors:
Tracey Conrad, Jo Beth Griffin, Gary Housal, Robert Reeves, Brian Bigler, Carol Dunn, Dot Borst, Sky Borst, Brenda LaRock, Harold La Rock, Bob Buchanan, Wayne Wilford, Tom Oberhoffer, Dan Stowers, Kitty Handwerk, Mike Souza, Foster VenDoren, Jerry Feitler Michael.

Volunteer of the Year: Bob Buchanan

Congratulations to everyone for a job well done. You earned it! Special thanks to everyone that came out and celebrated with us this past weekend. Also, many thanks to our dinner sponsor, Olive Garden of Largo for donating salad, spaghetti and breadsticks. Our guests left full and happy.

PHOTO: Top photo: Norm Bungard receives the Lifetime Service Award named after him. Photo collage- Top left: David Gerald of Anona United Methodist Church accepts the Faith Based Community of the Year award. Top right: Bob Buchanan receives the Volunteer of the Year award. Bottom left: AquaCal receives the Business of the Year award. Bottom right: Shorecrest Preparatory School receives the School of the Year award.

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Volunteers from St. Anthony’s Hospital assist in the Neighborhood Preservation Partnership!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Mercy Midtown Neighborhood Preservation Partnership (NPP) is a home repairs program offered by Habitat Pinellas. The program is modeled after other successful neighborhood preservation partnerships and is intended to compliment other initiatives that are currently strengthening economic and resource development in the Midtown area.

Recently, we had a group of volunteers including doctors, nurses, attendants, and administration folks from St. Anthony’s Hospital help us with our NPP initiative. The group assisted Habitat’s Neighborhood Preservation Home Services Supervisor, Antwaun Wells with repairs on Betty Brown’s home in the Midtown neighborhood of St. Pete.

The repairs included: replacing the roof and toilets by converting them into handicap accessible toilets, replacing the
tiles in the bathroom flooring, and repainting
the exterior of the house. We want to thank
the folks at St. Anthony's Hospital for
volunteering their time to help with the
Neighborhood Prevention Partnership. 
It is greatly appreciated.

PHOTO: Volunteers from St. Anthony's Hospital paint the exterior of Betty Brown's home.

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