Sarasota, Fla. – Neal Communities is proud to be a gold sponsor of the “Puttin on the Ritz” fashion show and dinner benefiting Florida not for profit organization, Strength In Action. Pat Neal, president of Neal Communities, donated $2000 to the event, which will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.
“It is our pleasure to support events like this that benefit our community in such an important way,” said Pat Neal, Neal Communities’ President and CEO. “I am looking forward to seeing some of our honorable county officials walking down the runway for this great cause!” said Neal.
The proceeds from the fashion show and dinner will be used to continue services at Strength in Action, Inc., a Palmetto-based nonprofit focused on aiding at risk youth. The organization gives out 1,200 to 1,500 meals each month to people in need, in addition to assisting with food stamps, emergency baskets from Meals on Wheels, food distribution, and job skills through SunCoast Workforce.
“There are no words to express the gratitude we feel for Mr. Neal for all of the support he’s shown us. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts; he has been a definite Godsend,” said Shirley Pearson of Strength in Action, Inc. “Our goal is to expand and help even more people in need and Mr. Neal has been a huge help!”
The organization plans to offer classes for those in need including GED, ESOL, basic computer skills, fatherhood, and parenting.
“Non-profit organizations such as Strength in Action, Inc. rely on community leaders like Pat Neal of Neal Communities,” said fellow supporter and Manatee County Commissioner, Michael Gallen, one of many community leaders who will be making his modeling debut at “Puttin on the Ritz”. “We are blessed to have such charitable and compassionate individuals in our community,” said Gallen.
The event on Sunday, March 9, will take place at the Bradenton Area Convention Center located at One Haben Boulevard in Palmetto, Florida. Tickets are $35. The fashion show and dinner will feature The Teak and Company Models along with Manatee County’s Finest, including several Manatee County officials, Police Chief Rick Wells, Commissioners Michael Gallen and Carol Whitmore, among others. For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Shirley Pearson at (941) 932-0423 or Newsome9@verizon.net.
Neal Communities was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. Neal Communities was also named 2014 “Best Builder” in the Best of Venice, awarded by the Venice Gondolier, and was a finalist in the Sarasota Herald Tribune’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best Builder”. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked #64 nationally among homebuilders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 9,000 homes in Southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. John Neal Homes, Neal Signature Homes, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 29 Parade of Homes 2013 awards, 49 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit www.nealcommunities.com.