Aspiring nurse and her family will live in newly constructed Bradenton home and contribute to home building process for other local families
BRADENTON, Fla. – To address the need for affordable, sustainable housing for working families, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Bank of America to construct a home for a deserving family. A $10,000 grant from Bank of America will support the completion of a new Bradenton home for aspiring nurse Jasmine Sittig, her daughter and son.
“We are committed to building safe, affordable homes that enrich our community,” said Diana Shoemaker, President & CEO, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. “Our long-term partnership with Bank of America helps further our organization’s mission to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”
For 26 years, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has built new homes for Habitat home buyers and provided critical home repairs for existing homeowners so they can stay safe and secure in their own homes and communities. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect economic conditions, many have struggled to make ends meet due to high cost of living.
“We recognize that affordable housing is fundamental for individuals and families to achieve economic mobility,” said Mike McCoy, Sarasota / Manatee market president for Bank of America. “By partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide families with a foundation for the next phase of their lives, we are supporting our shared goal to build thriving neighborhoods and prosperity for all.”
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity has built homes throughout the area with communities in Palmetto, Ellenton and a future 16-home community in Samoset. To donate to the organization’s mission, visit http://manateehabitat.org/make-a-donation/.
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.