|Bradenton, FL (April 29, 2014) Manatee Habitat will be partnering with the Marine Corps League-DeSoto Detachment 588 to raise funds during the 2014 Giving Challenge to build a Habitat home for local veteran Joe Dove and his family. Joe, a Marine who served in Desert Storm , and his wife Mary Jane have qualified for the Habitat homeownership program and will be eligible to purchase the Habitat home. Habitat volunteers, volunteers from the Marine Corps League and Joe will begin construction on the home this summer. Contributions to Habitat Veteran Build include the donation of property and a private donation of $15,000 for materials. Funds raised during the 24 hour giving challenge will go directly to purchase remaining materials needed for the Habitat home due to be completed in November.
The Giving Challenge is a 24 hour on-line giving event for eligible non- profits designed to encourage personal philanthropy. Beginning May 6th at noon through May 7th at noon individuals can make secure on-line donation (minimum gift is $25.00) by debit or credit card at givingpartnerchallenge.org. The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible through the generosity of The Community Foundation of Sarasota, Manatee Community Foundation, The Patterson Foundation, Charlotte Community Foundation and the Knight Foundation.
MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to building homes in partnership with low-income families who need safe, decent, affordable housing. The Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate was chartered in 1994 and has built 110 homes with the help of donors, families and volunteers. Habitat for Humanity houses are sold to qualified partner families for no profit and financed with affordable, interest-free loans that are financed by Habitat, http://www.manateehabitat.org/