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Wells Fargo Presents $15,000 Volunteer Program Grant Check

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wells Fargo presented a $15,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County on August 20, 2013.Early Tuesday morning, we were delighted to receive a $15,000 check from our friends at Wells Fargo. The check was presented to our interim CEO, Ron Spoor, by Eric Sharpe, senior vice president, Machelle Manor, vice president community development and Debra Kent Faulk, community affairs officer.

We are especially excited to receive the grant since it is part of  Wells Fargo's "Team Member Volunteer Program," which includes a day of service at one or more of our Habitat Pinellas build sites. In conjunction with the Team Member Volunteer Program, approximately 20 employees from Wells Fargo will be volunteering to assist us on September 21st. And senior vice president Eric Sharpe will be rolling up his sleeves to lead the team on that day!

Many thanks to Wells Fargo, who has been one of our most loyal community partners for several years! Over and over again they have helped Habitat Pinellas in its mission to build hope and community.

PHOTO: From left, Connor Davis, Habitat Pinellas development associate, Ron Spoor, Habitat Pinellas interim CEO, Eric Sharpe, Wells Fargo senior vice president, Machelle Maner, Wells Fargo vice president and Debra Kent Faulk, Wells Fargo community affairs officer. 

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Welcome home to the Munnerlyn family!

Monday, August 5, 2013

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On Tuesday morning, a group of Habitat Pinellas supporters gathered to help Yolanda Munnerlyn and her daughter celebrate the dedication of their home in St. Petersburg.

Bank of America Tampa Bay market president Bill Goede presented the house key to the very appreciative homeowner. Also participating in the dedication were Charles Wright of Valpak, City of St. Petersburg council chair Karl Nurse and council member Jeff Danner, and Shirley Miaoulis of U.S. Congressman CW Bill Young's office.

The home, which was donated to Habitat Pinellas by Bank of America, was refurbished by Habitat Pinellas. Just this past weekend 18 Bank of America employees turned out to lay the new sod for the property and plant shrubs and flowers. The volunteers worked tirelessly side-by-side with homeowner Yolanda Munnerlyn producing a wonderful transformation!

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has been a strong annual supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County with donations totaling over $370,000 since 2006. This home donation, which is now the Munnerlyn family home, is in addition to a $55,000 grant from Bank of America to help Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County fund construction of another new home for a qualified homeowner in the Tampa Bay area. Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has received seven low-value or of-value distressed property donations from Bank of America over the past year.

Many thanks to Bank of America and all the staff who volunteered on this home!

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A day of landscaping for Duke Energy volunteers!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Duke Energy staff including Florida president Alex Glenn spend a Saturday morning landscaping a home in Clearwater for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County.Saturday morning 13 Duke Energy employees got up with the sun to head over to our Stevens Creek subdivision to spend the morning laying sod and planting trees, shrubs and flowers for the Blakely family home.

The group of volunteers, which included Duke Energy's state president, Alex Glenn, worked alongside the home's soon-to-be owner, Deloris Blakely, who has been extremely grateful for the help with her home. In addition to the volunteer efforts by Duke Energy staff members, this home will be outfitted with a solar water heater, which is part of a Duke Energy grant program that has benefited many Habitat Pinellas homeowners for the past two years.

Only a month ago, another group of Duke Energy volunteers had been out helping to construct the interior wall frames of the home. Two of the landscaping volunteers who had also participated in the framing activities were amazed at how quickly the home has come together. They look forward to coming back out to participate in the home's dedication when Deloris and her son, Brian, will receive the key to the home. The dedication will be held in September and announcements will be emailed to volunteers and posted on the Calendar: Events/Dedications page.

Many thanks to Florida president Alex Glenn and all of our friends at Duke Energy!

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JCPenney donates a truckload of NEW furniture to the ReStore!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

45 NEW scratch-and-dent furniture items donated by our friends at JCPenney -- just delivered on Monday!

Significant savings for our ReStore fans! Don't delay - they won't be here very long!

The best part?! Proceeds from all ReStore sales benefit our Habitat Pinellas building program!

Thank you JCPenney!!

The Habitat Pinellas ReStore is located at 13355 49th Street N., Clearwater
(at the corner of 49th Street and Ulmerton, behind the 5/3rd Bank)
Hours: M-F, 9 am - 5 pm, Sat., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Most major credit cards accepted.

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Welcome home to the Nkomeje family!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County dedicated the Nkomeje family home, for which the land was sponsored by CHASE, in the City of Seminole on July 27, 2013.See more pics in our PICASA album!

We celebrated the dedication of the Nkomeje family home on Saturday morning surrounded by Habitat supporters, staff and several City of Seminole officials including Mayor Leslie Waters.

Special thanks to the land sponsor for the home, CHASE, who has sponsored several properties for Habitat Pinellas. Nathan Merrill, First Vice President for CHASE, presented the key to the home to Jean and Devotha Nkomeje and their two beautiful young children. Other dedication participants included Linda Higgins of Valpak and Gary Cook of Duke Energy. Mayor Waters congratulated the family and welcomed them to the City of Seminole. Dedicated volunteer Victor Adamo presented the family with a Habitat hammer, a symbol of the community volunteers who came together to build the home.

And a very special thanks to all the volunteers who helped build the Nkomeje home! 

Congratulations to the Nkomeje family!

PHOTOS: Above, the Nkome family after receiving the hammer. Below, Nathan Merrill of CHASE with the Nkomeje family.

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