It's Week Three of Collegiate Challenge and this week we're thrilled to be hosting students from Purdue University to continue the build for the Wolfe-Gamble home in St. Pete.
We are thrilled they are here to build upon the work that has been accomplished by the previous two weeks of spring break students from Rollins College and Penn State. Thank you for spending your week helping Habitat!
ABOUT COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE:
This year's Collegiate Challenge began on Feb. 23, with the last college group finishing up by April 5th. The house will be built by seven college volunteer teams and one high school group. The Wolfe-Gamble family home is sponsored by Catalina Marketing, who returns again this year to support Habitat and the student groups who are spending their spring break helping to build the home. Many thanks also to NorthWest Presbyterian Church in St. Pete, which is providing accommodations for our Collegiate Challenge guests again this year. We also thank Kinetix Health Club in Pinellas Park for providing a place for the students to shower, and Dunkin Donuts for providing coffee and snacks all week long!
2013 volunteer teams: Goffstown High School, Lord Fairfax Community College, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rollins College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (back again for the second straight year!), the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin.Comments
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CLEARWATER, FL., March 4, 2013 – Last May, team members of Infusion Brands, Inc., (INBI) volunteered to help with improvements to the home owned by Paris Whitehead’s family, part of St. Petersburg Mayor Bill Foster’s one block at a time Extreme Makeover Project. In support of Habitat Pinellas’ mission, the INBI team decided to make the “The Go Caddy” donation of 3,000 totes, valued at more than $60,000, with the idea that the bag could significantly improve the ability of volunteers to stay hydrated, while keeping personal items close at hand.
The Go Caddy, a travel organizer bag, comes with a water bottle insulator, key fob, and several areas for organization of personal items. The trendy tote will help volunteers keep organized and hydrated while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. More tote details.
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On behalf of all our Habitat Pinellas volunteers, THANK YOU INFUSION BRANDS!!Comments
A crew of 14 Pennsylvania State students showed up at our Collegiate Challenge site to start the first day of their spring break building the Wolfe-Gambe home in St. Pete.
Not quite the toasty weather they were expecting, at least the sky was sunny as the students began their first of five days on the Collegiate Challenge Spring Build. Soon-to-be homeowner Richard Wolfe was also on site working with Habitat site supervisor Rick Vail, as well as long-time volunteer Tom Oberhofer, and our two other snowbird volunteers from Boston, Suzanne Pothier and John Wuestneck.
Thank you to our friends from Penn State for giving up your spring break to help Habitat Pinellas! You are awesome!
ABOUT COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE:
This year's Collegiate Challenge began on Feb. 23, with the last college group finishing up by April 6th. The house will be built by seven college volunteer teams and one high school group. The Wolfe-Gamble family home is sponsored by Catalina Marketing, who returns again this year to support Habitat and the student groups who are spending their spring break helping to build the home.
2013 volunteer teams: Goffstown High School, Lord Fairfax Community College, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Rollins College, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (back again for the second straight year!), the University of Illinois and the University of Wisconsin.
PHOTOS: Top: The Penn State volunteer spring break group. Bottom, two volunteers work on constructing wall frames.Comments
Thank you to all the students from Rollins College who gave up their weekend to kickstart this year's Collegiate Challenge Spring Build last weekend! The volunteers spent Saturday and Sunday working side by side with the future homeowners, Richard Wolfe and Debrah Gamble.
This year's Collegiate Challenge began on Saturday, February 23, with the last college group finishing up by April 6th. The house will be built for the Wolfe-Gamble family by seven college volunteer teams and one high school group. The family home is being sponsored by Catalina Marketing, who returns again this year to support the Habitat home build and the student groups who are spending their spring break helping to build the home. This year's college volunteer teams include:
Goffstown High School
Lord Fairfax Community College
Pennsylvania State University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (back again for the second straight year!)
University of Illinois
University of Wisconsin
Thank you to all our Collegiate Challenge volunteers -- you rock!
PHOTO: Rollins Collins student volunteers take a break for a photo with the homeowners, Debrah Gamble and Richard Wolfe. Photos taken by Amy Meek.Comments
Despite the heavy rain this morning, the sun was shining inside the Savitskiy family home as they received the keys to their home from Bill Goede, Bank of America Market President for Tampa Bay. Bank of America donated the home, which is part of their national program partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Several members of the Bank of America staff were also on hand during the dedication, as well as community and corporate leaders such as Shirley Miaoulis, district representative for U.S. Congressman CW Bill Young, St. Pete Council Chair Karl Nurse and Carolyn Harmon of Valpak, and two student volunteers from Shorecrest Prep.
Thank you Bank of America! Congratulations to the Savitskiy family!
CLEARWATER, FL – February 26, 2013 – After completing renovation work on a vacant St. Petersburg property donated by Bank of America, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County dedicated the home on Tuesday, February 26th, at 11:00 a.m. Located at 1410 Alhambra Way S., the home was sold to Victor and Tania Savitskiy, an income-eligible family who qualified for the Habitat for Humanity program.
Bill Goede, Bank of America Market President for Tampa Bay, participated in the dedication, which included presenting the keys to the new homeowners.
“Habitat and Bank of America share a mission of providing families in need of affordable housing with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of homeownership,” said Goede. “It is our goal to create stability for more families, and help neighborhoods and communities impacted by the economic downturn to recover.”
Since acquiring the property in early December, Habitat Pinellas performed significant renovations including re-insulation of the entire house, interior and exterior painting, installation of a central air and heat system, and replacement of the roof, sewer line, water heater, flooring, appliances, garage and sliding doors, kitchen counters and electrical outlets.
“The newly renovated home will now be owner-occupied and will be a stabilizing presence in the community,” said Ron Spoor, chief operations officer for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County. “The donation of this property by Bank of America assists our efforts to provide affordable housing ownership opportunities while helping to revitalize neighborhoods throughout Pinellas County.”
The donation is part of a national partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Bank of America, through which the bank will donate up to 2,000 distressed, vacant properties nationwide for renovation or reconstruction over the next three years. Under the strategic alliance, Habitat will turn the Bank of America donations of low-value and of-value distressed properties into affordable housing.
Photo: Bank of America Market President Bill Goede congratulates Victor and Tania Savitskiy and one of their sons.