Bradenton, FL (October 2, 2014) Tuesday, October 14 at noon Manatee Habitat will break ground on the first Habitat home being built for a local veteran. The ceremony takes place at 5201 20th St W, Bradenton, the site of the future home for Joe Dove and his family. Construction begins immediately on the 3 bedroom home and expected to be completed in Spring 2015. Joe Dove and his wife have qualified for Manatee Habitat’s homebuyer program making them eligible for a no-interest loan from Habitat to purchase the home upon its completion.
Dove served in Desert Storm and is a member of the Marine Corps League-DeSoto Detachment 588. The Marine Corp League, along with several other veteran groups, are partnering with Manatee Habitat to help raise the $75,000 needed for the construction materials to build the home. Veteran groups and local corporations have pledged both financial and volunteer support for the build project. To date, more than $40,000 has been raised for the home. Donations for the Veteran Build can be made to Manatee Habitat at 4105 Cortez Road W., Bradenton or through the website www.manateehabitat.org.
MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, 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 began in 1994 and has built 115 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. http://www.manateehabitat.org/