The Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee has committed to supporting families in Manatee County through a generous grant to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. This grant will help Manatee Habitat continue to build safe, low cost homes to be purchased by local families with a 0% interest loan.
Diana Shoemaker, CEO OF Manatee Habitat said” We so appreciate our partnership with RASM. Members have been working with Manatee Habitat for several years and we are grateful for their continued support and for the hardworking volunteers who join us each year on the job site”.
“We are very proud to continue our support to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity,” said David Clapp, 2020 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “During this time of COVID-19, the shelter of one’s home has become even more important for safety and security. It’s exciting for us to partner with Manatee Habitat because we share the same value of homeownership for all.”
The check presentation coincided with the Realtor Association’s volunteer day at a home nearing completion. Laying sod is a hot and dirty job but the Realtors were world class volunteers and got the job done! Manatee Habitat relies on volunteers to build the homes and the Realty Association of Sarasota Manatee has always stepped up when help is needed!
About Manatee County Habitat for Humanity:
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with the mission to develop resources, educate and mobilize people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life in Manatee County.
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is driven by the vision that everyone deserves a safe place to live. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, Habitat empowers. To learn more, visit manateehabitat.org.
A division of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Manatee Habitat ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used home furnishings, building materials, and appliances. Profits from the ReStore are used to help Manatee Habitat build more affordable housing in Manatee County. The Manatee Habitat ReStore is located at 5108 15th St E in the City of Bradenton, on State road 70. To donate, just drop off your gently used items at the ReStore or call Manatee Habitat to schedule a free pickup at (941) 355-7082.