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40% Off All Furniture in the ReStore - Friday and Saturday Only!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

40% Off all Furniture at the Habitat Pinellas ReStore on July 26-27, 2013.DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS RARE OPPORTUNITY!!  Our ReStore never has sales. But we need to make room for more donations.

So make a point to check us out on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27!

Incredible savings -- 40% OFF our all our regularly deep discounted furniture throughout the store, including like new 'scratch and dent' pieces. 2 DAYS ONLY!

PLEASE NOTE: All purchases must be removed by 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 27th.

The Habitat Pinellas ReStore is a discount home improvement store that benefits our nonprofit building program. The Habitat Pinellas ReStore is located at 13355 49th Street N., Clearwater, at the corner of 49th and Ulmerton (behind 5/3rd Bank). Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Closed Sunday. All major credit cards accepted.

*Remember to like us on Facebook and be among the first to know when we're getting cool stuff in the store!

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“Duke in Action” volunteers help out on Clearwater build!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Duke Energy employees volunteer on Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County build site for Clad in hardhats, blue Duke t-shirts and big smiles, a team of 13 enthusiastic volunteers from Duke Energy spent the day helping us build the Blakely family home in Clearwater.

The Duke Energy employees chose to spend their “Duke Energy in Action” community service day on June 26th assisting Habitat Pinellas with assembling and installing interior wall framing on the home, which is being built in Habitat’s Stevens Creek subdivision.  Homeowner candidate Deloris Blakely and her son were also working on site that day. Deloris expressed how touched she was working side-by-side with the Duke Energy volunteers, noting how friendly they were despite the hard work and heat.

Double Duty!
We also received a $1,000 check from Duke Energy, which is grant money designated to provide for sod, trees and plants for a Habitat-Pinellas home. When we get ready to landscape, Duke Energy volunteers are planning to come back out to lay the sod and install trees and shrubs.

In addition to volunteering on our build site, Duke Energy has been a wonderful ongoing partner with Habitat with their grant program that has provided Habitat Pinellas with more than 30 solar water heaters in the past two years.

Many thanks to our friends at Duke Energy for their commitment to our Habitat mission! And a special thank you to volunteer team leaders Lynn Jurgensen and Gary Cook for helping to coordinate the volunteer day!

PHOTOS:  Top, Duke Energy volunteers with homeowner candidate Deloris Blakely and her son. From left: Richie Balcom, Brad Voight, Brian Blakely, Bill Snyder, Ted Kimer, Deloris Blakely, Gary Cook, Lynn Jurgensen, Bill Eberle, Lea Estevez, Mark Tomlin, Lisa Stein, Oscar Toledo, Lee Guthrie and Kim Drumm. Below, Lynn Jurgensen and Gary Cook.

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Habitat receives major donation from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Monday, July 15, 2013

Bank of America/Merrill Lynch makes a $35,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County on July 12, 2013.It's always a great day whenever we dedicate a Habitat home. And last Friday morning, after the dedication of the Loving family home in Safety Harbor a great day became even better!

Kerry Clapper, first vice president of wealth management for Bank of America / Merrill Lynch, presented a $35,000 check to Habitat PInellas CEO/President Barbara Inman. Habitat Pinellas plans to allocate the contribution to help fund construction of a new home for a homeowner candidate.

In a previous statement of support for Habitat's mission, Bank of America Tampa Bay Market President Bill Goede said:  “In response to the many challenges facing our communities, we are focusing our philanthropic support on areas vital to advancing local economies,” said Goede. “Empowering housing advocates at the local level such as Habitat for Humanity is a critical component of the economic recovery process. Having partnered with the Pinellas County Habitat team in the past, we know firsthand how effective their programs are at making homeownership a reality for qualifying families.”

Thank you to Bank of America / Merrill Lynch Wealth Management for the generous donation and for your ongoing support of Habitat Pinellas!

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Welcome home to the Loving family!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Lokey Automotive President presents the key to the homeowner at the Habitat Pinellas home dedication on July 12, 2013.See more pics in our Picasa album!

Under the sweeping arms of an old oak tree, friends, family, city officials and Habitat supporters gathered Friday morning, July 12, to dedicate the Loving family home in Safety Harbor.

The home, sponsored by Lokey Charities, is only the fifth Habitat home built in Safety Harbor. The Loving family home is also Lokey's fifth sponsored home with Habitat Pinellas since 2011. In addition to sponsoring five homes, Lokey Automotive Group's employees have logged in over 1,400 hours on our Habitat Pinellas build sites to help five local families realize their dreams of owning a home. After sharing some heartfelt words about Lokey Charities' involvement with Habitat, President, Paul Lokey, presented a beaming Kitina Loving with the key to her home.

Building around the old oak in the front yard was an idea spearheaded and made possible by the City of Safety Harbor who worked with our COO, Ron Spoor, to devise a plan to preserve the stately tree. In addition to helping us with the property, ten City of Safety Harbor officials spent a day this spring helping us to build the home! Mayor Joe Ayoub, Vice Mayor Nina Bandoni, City Manager Matt Spoor, Commissioner Nancy Besore and Commissioner Cliff Merz came out to participate in the flag presentation and celebrate the completed home. 

Other dedication participants included Shirley Miaoulis, district representative for U.S. Congressman C.W. Bill Young, who provided the flag that has been flown over the Capitol in D.C., Samantha Harper and Mallory Mullen, representatives for Florida Representative James Grant's Office, Gary Cook of Duke Energy, and Kelli Chickos of Valpak.

We send a huge thank you to Lokey Charities and Lokey Automotive Group who has been a committed partner with Habitat!  Many thanks also to the City of Safety Harbor, and to all the big-hearted volunteers who helped build the Loving family home!

Last, but not least, congratulations to the Loving family!

PHOTOS: Top, the Loving family in front of their new home. Below, Paul Lokey, president of Lokey Automotive Group, presents Kitina with her house key!

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Habitat Pinellas to dedicate its fifth Safety Harbor home on July 12!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Habitat Pinellas' fifth home in Safety Harbor will be dedicated on Friday, July 12th, 2013, at 9 a.m.We've just completed our 274th home! And this is our fifth Safety Harbor home build!

Special thanks to our home sponsor, Lokey Charities. Lokey has sponsored five Habitat homes in the past two years. We cannot thank them enough! And many, many thanks to all the staff from Lokey Automotive Group and the community volunteers who helped us on this build for the Loving family!

All Habitat supporters are welcome to join us as we dedicate the Loving family home:

LOVING FAMILY HOME DEDICATION
Friday, July 12, 20139:00 a.m.
1301 Spruce Street, Safety Harbor   (directions)

See you there!

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